Inspur Yitian Supercomputer User Manual NF5288M5

Inspur Yitian Supercomputer User Manual NF5288M5
Inspur Yitian Supercomputer
User Manual
NF5288M5
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Edition: 1.0
Dec 2017
Abstract
This manual contains technical information such as specifications, hardware operations,
software configuration, fault diagnosis, etc. that are relevant to the maintenance and
operation of this server.
It is recommended that server installation, configuration, and maintenance is performed by
experienced technicians only.
Target Audience
This manual is intended for:
● Technical support engineers
● Product maintenance engineers
● Technicians
Warnings:
This manual introduces the NF5288M5 server’s technical features, system installation
and setup, which will help the user to understand how best to utilize the server and all its
functionalities.
1. For your safety, please do not disassemble the server’s components arbitrarily. Please do
not extend configuration or connect other peripheral devices arbitrarily. If needed, please
contact Inspur for our support and guidance.
2. Before disassembling the server’s components, please be sure to disconnect all the power
cords connected to the server.
3. BIOS and BMC setup is a significant factor in correctly configuring your server. If there
are no special requirements, it is suggested to use the Default Values and not alter the
parameter settings arbitrarily. After the first login, please change the BMC user password in
time.
4. Please install the product-compatible operating system and use the driver provided by
Inspur. If you use an incompatible operating system or non-Inspur driver , it may cause
compatibility issues and affect the normal use of the product, Inspur will not assume any
responsibility or liability.
Inspur is not responsible for any damages, including loss of profits, loss of information,
interruption of business, personal injury, and/or any damage or consequential damage
without limitation, incurred before, during, or after the use of our products.
Contents
1 Safety Instructions.......................................................................................................................... 1
2 Product Specification...................................................................................................................... 6
2.1 Introduction................................................................................................................................. 6
2.2 Features and Specifications......................................................................................................... 7
3 Component Identification.............................................................................................................. 9
3.1 Front Panel Components ............................................................................................................ 9
3.2 Rear Panel Components.............................................................................................................. 10
3.3 Motherboard Components......................................................................................................... 11
4 Operations...................................................................................................................................... 13
4.1 Power up the Server.................................................................................................................... 13
4.2 Power down the Server............................................................................................................... 13
4.3 Extend the Server from the Rack................................................................................................ 13
4.4 Remove the Access Panel............................................................................................................ 14
4.5 Install the Access Panel............................................................................................................... 16
4.6 Remove the PCIE Riser Cage........................................................................................................ 16
4.7 Install the PCIE Riser Cage........................................................................................................... 17
4.8 Remove the Air Baffle.................................................................................................................. 17
5 Setup.............................................................................................................................................. 19
5.1 Optimum Environment................................................................................................................ 19
5.2 Rack Warnings............................................................................................................................. 22
5.3 Identifying the Contents of the Server Shipping Carton.............................................................. 22
5.4 Installing Hardware Options........................................................................................................ 22
5.5 Installing the Server into the Rack............................................................................................... 23
5.6 Installing the Operating System................................................................................................... 23
6 Hardware Options Installation........................................................................................................ 24
6.1 Introduction................................................................................................................................. 24
6.2 Processor Option......................................................................................................................... 24
6.3 Memory Option........................................................................................................................... 26
6.4 Hot-plug HDD Option.................................................................................................................. 28
6.5 Redundant Hot-plug Power Supply Option................................................................................. 29
6.6 Expansion Board Option.............................................................................................................. 30
6.7 M.2 Memory Card Option........................................................................................................... 32
6.8 Air Baffle Option.......................................................................................................................... 33
6.9 Cache Supercapacitor Option...................................................................................................... 34
7 BIOS Setup...................................................................................................................................... 35
7.1 Common Operations................................................................................................................... 35
7.2 BIOS Parameter Description........................................................................................................ 36
7.3 Firmware Update......................................................................................................................... 68
8 BMC Settings ................................................................................................................................. 70
8.1 Introduction................................................................................................................................. 70
8.2 Functional Modules..................................................................................................................... 71
8.3 Web Interface Introduction......................................................................................................... 72
8.4 Storage........................................................................................................................................ 79
8.5 Remote Control........................................................................................................................... 77
8.6 Power and Fan............................................................................................................................. 78
8.7 BMC Settings............................................................................................................................... 81
8.8 Logs............................................................................................................................................. 84
8.9 Fault Diagnosis............................................................................................................................ 87
8.10 System Maintenance................................................................................................................. 88
8.11 Command Line Introduction...................................................................................................... 91
8.11 Time Zone Table........................................................................................................................ 96
9 Common Faults, Diagnosis and Troubleshooting........................................................................... 99
9.1 Hardware Problems..................................................................................................................... 99
9.2 Software Problems...................................................................................................................... 102
10 Battery Replacement.................................................................................................................... 104
11 Regulatory Compliance Notices................................................................................................... 105
11.1 Chinese Notice.......................................................................................................................... 105
11.2 Battery Replacement Notice..................................................................................................... 105
12 Electrostatic Discharge................................................................................................................. 106
12.1 Preventing Electrostatic Discharge............................................................................................ 106
12.2 Grounding Methods to Prevent Electrostatic Discharge........................................................... 106
13 Warranty....................................................................................................................................... 107
13.1 Introduction............................................................................................................................... 107
13.2 Warranty Service....................................................................................................................... 107
13.3 Warranty Exclusions.................................................................................................................. 108
Safety Introduction
1 Safety Instructions
WARNING: Please be advised to follow the instructions below for safety. Failure to do so
could result to potential dangers that may cause property loss, personal injury or death.
1. The power supplies in the system may produce high voltages and energy hazards that
may cause personal injury. For your safety, please do not attempt to remove the cover
of the system to remove or replace any component without assistance provided by
Inspur. Only service technicians trained by Inspur are authorized to remove the cover of
the host, and to remove and replace internal components.
2. Please connect the equipment to the appropriate power supply. Use only power
supplies with the correct voltage and electrical specifications according to the label. To
protect your equipment from damages caused by a momentary spike or plunge of the
voltage, please use relevant voltage stabilizing equipment, or uninterruptible power
supplies.
3. If you must use an extension cable, please use a three-core cable with properly
grounded plugs. Observe extension cable ratings. Ensure that the total rating of all
equipment plugged into the extension cable does not exceed 80 percent of the ratings
limit for the extension cable.
4. Please be sure to use the power supply components that come with the server, such as
power lines, power socket (if provided with the server) etc. For your safety, please do
not replace power cables or plugs randomly.
5. To prevent electric shock dangers caused by leakage in the system, please make sure
that the power cables of the system and peripheral equipment are correctly connected
to the earthed/grounded power socket. Please connect the three-core power line plug
to the three-core AC power socket that is well earthed and easy to access. Be sure
to use earthing /grounding pin of power lines and do not use the patch plug or the
earthing/grounding pin unplugged with cables. In the case that the earthing/grounding
conductors are not installed and it is uncertain whether there are appropriate earthing/
grounding protections, please do not use or attempt to operate the equipment. Contact
and consult an electrician.
6. Please do not push any objects into the openings of the system. Doing so may cause
fire or electric shock.
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7. Please place the system far away from the cooling plate and heat sources, and be sure
not to block the air vents.
8. Please be sure not to scatter food or liquid in the system or on other components, and
do not use the product in humid or dusty environments.
9. Using an incompatible battery may cause explosion. When battery replacement is
required, please consult the manufacturer first, and choose batteries of the same or
equivalent type. Do not disassemble, crush, puncture the batteries or make the external
connection point short circuit, and do not expose them in the environment over 60°C.
Never throw batteries into fire or water. Please do not attempt to open or repair the
batteries. Dispose of used batteries according to instructions. For battery recycling,
please contact the local waste recycling center.
10. Before installing equipment into the rack, please install all front and side stabilizers on
the independent rack first. Please install the front stabilizers first, if connecting with
other racks. Please install stabilizers before installing equipment into the rack. Failure to
install the corresponding stabilizers before installing equipment into the rack may cause
the cabinet to tip over, possibly resulting to severe injury. After installing the equipment
and other components into the rack, only one component can be pulled out from the
rack through its sliding part at one time. Pulling out several components at the same
time may cause the rack to turn over, resulting to serious personal injury.
11. A minimum of two people are required to safely move a rack. The racks are extremely
awkward and heavy, moving them without adequate, trained personnel could result in
severe injury or death.
12. It is prohibited to directly short-circuit the copper busbar. Please do not touch the
copper busbar when the rack is powered on.
13. This is Class A product, and may cause radio interference. In such case, users may need
to take necessary measures to mitigate the interference.
14. The equipment is intended for installation in a Restricted Access Location.
Note: The following considerations may help avoid the occurrence of problems that could
damage the components or cause data loss, etc.
1. In the event of the following, please unplug the power line plug from the power socket
and contact Inspur’s customer service department:
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Safety Introduction
1) The power cables, extension cables or power plugs are damaged.
2) The products get wet.
3) The products have fallen or have been damaged.
4) Other objects have fallen into the products.
5) The products do not or are unable to function normally even when attempting to
operate according to the instructions.
2. If the system becomes wet or damp, please follow these steps:
1) Power off the equipment, disconnect them with the power socket, wait for 10 to 20
seconds, and then open the host cover.
2) Move the equipment to a well-ventilated place to dry the system at least for 24 hours
and make sure that the system is fully dried.
3) Close the host cover, reconnect the system to the power socket, and then power on.
4) In case of operation failure or other abnormal situations, please contact Inspur and get
technical support.
3. Pay attention to the position of system cables and power cables-avoid placing wires in
high foot traffic locations. Please do not place objects on the cables.
4. Before removing the host cover, and/or touching the internal components, please
allow for the equipment to cool first. To avoid damaging the mainboard, please power
off the system and wait for five seconds, and then remove the components from the
mainboard and/or disconnect the peripheral device from the system. Please remember
that only service technicians trained by Inspur are authorized to remove the cover of
the host, and to remove and replace internal components.
5. If there is modem, telecom or LAN options installed in the equipment, please pay
attention to the followings:
1) In the case of thunder and lightning, please do not connect or use the modem.
2) Never connect or use the modem in a damp environment.
3) Never insert the modem or telephone cables into the socket of network interface
controller (NIC).
4) Before unpacking the product package, installing internal components, touching
uninsulated cables or jacks of the modem, please disconnect the modem cables.
6. In order to prevent electrostatic discharge from damaging the electronic components in
the equipment, please pay attention to the followings:
1) Please remove any static electricity on your body before dismounting or touching
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any electronic component in the equipment, to prevent the static electricity from
conducting itself to the sensitive components. You may remove the static electricity on
the body by touching the metal earthing objects (such as the unpainted metal surface
on the rack).
2) Please do not take electrostatic sensitive components that are not ready to be installed
for application out of the antistatic package materials.
3) While working, please touch the earthing conductor or the unpainted metal surface on
the cabinet regularly to remove any static electricity from the body that may damage
the internal components.
7. Upon receiving the proper authorization from Inspur and dismounting the internal
components, please pay attention to the following:
1) Switch the system power supply off and disconnect the cables, including all connections
of the system. When disconnecting the cables, please hold the connector of the cables
and slowly pull the plugs out. Never pull on the cables.
2) The products need to completely cool down before dismounting the host cover or
touching the internal components.
3) During the dismounting process, avoid making large movement ranges to prevent
damage to the components or scratching arms.
4) Handle components and plug-in cards with care. Please do not touch the components
or connection points on the plug-in cards. When handling the plug-in cards or
components, firmly grab the edges of the plug-in cards and components, and/or their
metal fixed supports.
8. During the process of rack installation and application, please pay attention to the
followings:
1) After the rack installation is finished, please ensure that the stabilizers have been fixed
to the rack and supported to ground, and the weight of the rack is firm on ground.
2) Always load from the bottom up, and load the heaviest items first.
3) When pulling out the components from the rack, apply slight force to keep the rack
balanced.
4) When pressing down the release latch and the rail of components is sliding, please be
careful; as the sliding may hurt your fingers.
5) Do not overload the AC power supply branch circuits in the rack. The total load of the
rack should not exceed 80% of the ratings of the branch circuits.
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Safety Introduction
6) Ensure that components in the rack have good ventilation conditions.
7) When repairing components in the rack, never step on any other components.
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2 Product Specification
2.1 Introduction
Inspur Yitian NF5288M5 (AGX-2) is a high-end, dual-socket and rack-mounted server, which
is designed based on the new generation of Intel® Xeon® scalable processor, to satisfy the
requirements of cloud computing, big data, data mining, deep learning and other high-end
IT applications. This server has high quality and high reliability on the performance, storage
and extension, and makes innovations and breakthroughs on computing performance,
flexible configuration and intelligent management, particularly suitable for telecom
operators, financial industry, internet companies and other large-scale enterprises.
● Main features:
◆ Excellent computing, storage and scalability
Supports a new generation of Intel® Xeon® scalable processors, supports TDP165 CPU;
16 DIMMs support RDIMM, LRDIMM, NVDIMM memory, 4 x Apache Pass, significantly
improved application performance and computing performance.
Achieves multi-dimensional space extension, supports 8 2.5” hard drives in 2U space.
◆ Optimize for different applications
Storage modules, I/O modules, network modules, GPU modules can achieve a variety of
different combinations of scenarios, users can configure the flexibility according to business
needs.
Provides ample I/O and offers up to 6 PCI-E 3.0 in a small 2U chassis; with GPU cage and
corresponding cable assemblies, 8 FHFL GPU cards are supported in standard 2U space to
meet the needs of high-end customers on system function and performance.
◆ Intelligent monitoring, three-dimensional management
In order to simplify the device management in data center, Inspur Dashboard visual
management module is provided. With the help of Inspur Light Path Diagnostics,
administrators can quickly locate the device to be maintained which greatly reduces the
workload of the administrators.
Supports embedded high-capacity flash memory, built-in Inspur InCloud Manager, greatly
simplifies the user’s equipment deployment, management and maintenance.
Supports 8 2.5” SAS/SATA/SSD/NVME HDDs (i.e. Full Configuration) in the front, as shown in
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Product Specification
the figure below.
2.2 Features and Specifications
Processor
Processor Type
Intel® Skylake (supports up to two 165W processors)
Socket
2
Chipset
Chipset Type
LBG-4
Memory
Memory Type
DDR4 Registered, LR DIMM, NVDIMM, Apache Pass
Memory Slot Qty.
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Total Memory Capacity Supports up to 1024GB (64GB per memory)
I/O
USB
2 rear USB 3.0 ports, 2 front USB 3.0 ports
VGA
1 front VGA port
1 rear VGA port
Serial port
1 rear serial port
UID
2 UID LEDs and buttons (1 front and 1 rear)
Display
Controller Type
Integrated in the Aspeed2500 chip, supports up to 1280*1024 resolution
SAS
SAS3.0 Backplane
Supports hot-plug SAS/SATA/SSD/NVME HDDs
NIC
NIC Controller
Standard configuration: 4*10GbE NIC chip (Intel X722)
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Management
Management Chip
It integrates 1 independent 1000Mbps network interface, special for IPMI remote
management.
• PCIE configuration
1 onboard PCIe3.0 X8 RAID Mezz expander
The front IO supports 2 PCIe3.0 X16 HHHL PCIe cards
PCI Extension Slot
• SXM2 full configuration
1 onboard PCIe3.0 X8 RAID Mezz expander
The front IO supports 2 PCIe3.0 X16 HHHL PCIe cards
The rear IO supports 4 PCIe3.0 X16 HHHL PCIe cards
HDD
HDD Type
Supports up to 8 2.5” SAS, SATA, SSD and NVME HDDs in the front
External Storage Drive
Optical Drive
Supports external USB drive
TF Card
Built-in TF card
Power
Specification
3000W output power; 1+1 redundancy
Power Input
Please refer to the power input on the nameplate label of the host.
Physical
External Dimensions of
721 width × 279 height × 1168 depth (unit: mm)
Packing box
Size of Host Machine
448 width × 88.7 height × 899.3 depth (unit: mm)
Product Weight
Full configuration
Host weight: 38kg;
Gross weight: 48kg (Gross weight includes: Host + Packing Box + Rails + Accessory
Box)
Environmental
Operating Temperature 10℃ -35℃
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Storage &
Transportation
Temperature
-40℃ -60℃
Operating Humidity
20% -80% relative humidity
Storage &
Transportation
Humidity
20% -93% (40℃ ) relative humidity
Component Identification
3 Component Identification
3.1 Front Panel Components
Item
Description
1
PSU0
2
2.5” HDD module
3
PCIE slot (CPU0/SW11)
4
PCIE slot (CPU1)
5
2.5” HDD module
6
PUS1
7
Quick release lever
8
Front VGA port
9
Front USB3.0 ports (2)
10
RST button & fault LED
11
Power button & LED
12
UID button & LED
13
Quick release lever
● SAS/SATA HDD sequence diagram
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● NVME HDD sequence diagram
● HDD Bay LEDs
Item
Description
1
Fault alarm LED
2
Activity status LED
Status & Interpretation
Steady red: An HDD failure occurs
Steady blue: HDD positioning
Steady blue: RAID rebuilding
Steady green: Normal
Flashing green: Read and write activity
3.2 Rear Panel Components
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Item
Description
1
Power input interface (1)
2
PCIE slot (SW1)
3
PCIE slots (SW0)
4
Water-cooled input/output interface
5
PCIE slots (SW2)
6
Power input interface (2)
7
System interface
8
UID button & LED
9
VGA port
10
MLAN port
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USB3.0 ports (2)
12
10G network ports (4)
Component Identification
3.3 Motherboard Components
Item
Description
1
USB3.0 ports (2)
2
RST button
3
Power button
4
UID button
5
M.2 Riser slot
6
PCIE Riser slot
7
BMC_TF slot
8
SAS/SATA connector 0
9
DIMM slots (CPU1)
10
PSU1 control connector
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CPU1
12
PCIEx16_CPU0 SlimSAS connector 1
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PCIEx16_CPU0 SlimSAS connector 2
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CPU0
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Item
Description
15
PSU0 control connector
16
Fan board power connector
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Fan board control connector
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Rear IO Board connector 1
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DIMM slots (CPU0)
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SAS/SATA connector 1
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CLR_CMOS
22
Rear IO Board connector 0
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RAID KEY
24
XDP connector
25
TPM/TCM
26
CPLD programming interface
27
VGA port
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RAID Card connectors
● Motherboard Jumper Introduction
See [3.3 Motherboard Components] for the jumper position.
Item
Description
Function
CLR_CMOS
CMOS clear jumper
No jumper, normal status; short-circuit pins, clear CMOS.
Note:
1. CLR_CMOS only has two pins, without jumper equipped.
2. It is required to shut down the system, as well as disconnect the power supply during
CMOS clearing. Hold for 5 seconds after short-circuiting pins, and then remove the jumper
(default setting) to restore to its original status.
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Operations
4 Operations
4.1 Power up the Server
Insert the power cord plug, then press the Power Button.
4.2 Power down the Server
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, electric shock, or damage to the equipment,
remove the power cord to remove power from the server. The front panel Power Button
does not completely shut off system power. Portions of the power supply and some internal
circuitry remain active until AC power is removed.
IMPORTANT: If installing a hot-plug device, it is not necessary to power down the server.
1. Back up the server data.
2. Shut down the operating system.
3. Disconnect the power cords.
The system is now without power.
4.3 Extend the Server from the Rack
1. Open the handles outward and use a screwdriver to unlock the screws inside the left and
right ears.
2. Extend the server from the rack.
3. Rails are divided into two sections to slide out, that is:
3.1 When the fan needs online-maintenance, only pull out the first part of the rails, about
580mm (22.8 inches), and open the front access panel, to maintain the fan module or
motherboard on the rack.
3.2 When the whole machine needs maintenance, pull out the rails completely, about 100
centimeters (39.4 inches), you need to unlock the buckles on both sides of the rails
so that you can extend the chassis from the rack completely (Note: When the chassis
should be extended completely, make sure that the rear cables have all been removed).
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage, be sure that the
rack is adequately stabilized before extending a component from the rack.
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4. After performing the installation or maintenance procedure, slide the server back into the
rack until it clicks into place. Tighten the screws inside the two ears to secure the chassis
in place.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, be careful when sliding the server into the
rack. The sliding rails could pinch your fingers.
4.4 Remove the Access Panel
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the drives and the
internal system components to cool before touching them.
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Operations
CAUTION: For proper cooling, do not operate the server without the access panel, air baffle,
or fan installed. If the server supports hot-plug components, minimize the amount of time
the access panel is open.
To remove the component:
1. Power down the server if performing a non-hot-plug installation or maintenance
procedure.
2. Extend the server from the rack.
3. Loosen the security screws on the back of access panel, and remove the rear access panel.
4. Lift up on the hood latch handle, and then remove the front access panel.
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4.5 Install the Access Panel
1. Place the rear access panel on the server. Align the guide pins on both sides with the
corresponding guide slots on the chassis base.
2. Push the rear access panel to the closed position and tighten the two screws clockwise.
3. Open the hood latch, place the front access panel on the server, and align the guide pins
on both sides with the corresponding guide slots on the chassis base.
4. Align the hole on the hood latch with the alignment pin on the top of the PCIE bracket and
push the hood latch to the closed position.
4.6 Remove the PCIE Riser Cage
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the server or expansion boards, power down the server
and remove all AC power cords before removing or installing the PCIE riser cage.
1. Power down the server.
2. Extend the server from the rack.
3. Remove the front access panel.
4. Disconnect the cables (if any) from the PCIE Riser cage.
5. Press the latch in the direction shown in the figure.
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6. Hold the PCIE Riser cage and remove it vertically.
4.7 Install the PCIE Riser Cage
1. Power down the server.
2. Extend the server from the rack.
3. Remove the front access panel.
4. Install the PCIE Riser cage.
5. If the PCIE Riser card is equipped with cables, connect the cables.
6. Install the front access panel.
7. Install the server into the rack.
8. Power up the server.
4.8 Remove the Air Baffle
CAUTION: For proper cooling, do not operate the server without the access panel, air baffle,
or fan installed. If the server supports hot-plug components, minimize the amount of time
the access panel is open.
1. Power down the server.
2. Extend or remove the server from the rack.
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3. Remove the access panel.
4. If there are cables under the air baffle, pull them out.
5. Remove the air baffle.
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Setup
5 Setup
5.1 Optimum Environment
When installing the server in a rack, select a location that meets the environmental
standards described in this section.
5.1.1 Space and Airflow Requirements
To allow for servicing and adequate airflow, observe the following space and airflow
requirements when deciding where to install a rack:
● Leave a minimum clearance of 99 cm (39 in) in front of the rack.
● Leave a minimum clearance of 76.2 cm (30 in) behind the rack.
● Leave a minimum clearance of 121.9 cm (48 in) from the back of the rack to the back of
another rack or row of racks.
Inspur Servers draw in cool air through the front door and expel warm air through the
rear door. Therefore, the front and rear rack doors must be adequately ventilated to allow
ambient room air to enter the cabinet, and the rear door must be adequately ventilated to
allow the warm air to escape from the cabinet.
CAUTION: To prevent improper cooling and damage to the equipment, do not block the
ventilation openings.
When vertical space in the rack is not filled by a server or rack component, the gaps
between the components cause changes in airflow through the rack and across the servers.
Cover all gaps with blanking panels to maintain proper airflow.
CAUTION: Always use blanking panels to fill empty vertical spaces in the rack. This
arrangement ensures proper airflow. Using a rack without blanking panels results in
improper cooling that can lead to thermal damage.
CAUTION: If a third-party rack is used, observe the following additional requirements to
ensure adequate airflow and to prevent damage to the equipment:
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● Front and rear doors—If the 42U rack includes closing front and rear doors, you must
allow 5,350 sq cm (830 sq in) of holes evenly distributed from top to bottom to permit
adequate airflow (equivalent to the required 64 percent open area for ventilation).
● Side—The clearance between the installed rack component and the side panels of the
rack must be a minimum of 7 cm (2.75 in).
5.1.2 Temperature Requirements
To ensure continued safe and reliable equipment operation, install or position the system in
a well-ventilated, climate-controlled environment.
The maximum recommended ambient operating temperature (TMRA) for most server
products is 35°C (95°F). The temperature in the room where the rack is located must not
exceed 35°C (95°F).
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the equipment when installing third-party
options:
● Do not permit optional equipment to impede airflow around the server or to increase the
internal rack temperature beyond the maximum allowable limits.
● Do not exceed the manufacturer’s TMRA.
5.1.3 Power Requirements
Installation of this equipment must comply with local and regional electrical regulations
governing the installation of information technology equipment by licensed electricians. This
equipment is designed to operate in installations covered by NFPA 70, 1999 Edition (National
Electric Code) and NFPA-75, 1992 (code for Protection of Electronic server/Data Processing
Equipment). For electrical power ratings on options, refer to the product rating label or the
user documentation supplied with that option.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not
overload the AC supply branch circuit that provides power to the rack. Consult the electrical
authority having jurisdiction over wiring and installation requirements of your facility.
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Setup
CAUTION: Protect the server from power fluctuations and temporary interruptions with
a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS). This device protects the hardware from
damage caused by power surges and voltage spikes and keeps the system in operation
during a power failure.
When installing more than one server, you may need to use additional power distribution
devices to safely provide power to all devices. Observe the following guidelines:
• Balance the server power load between available AC supply branch circuits.
• Do not allow the overall system AC current load to exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit
AC current rating.
• Do not use common power outlet strips for this equipment.
• Provide a separate electrical circuit for the server.
5.1.4 Electrical Grounding Requirements
The server must be grounded properly for optimal operation and safety. In the United
States, you must install the equipment in accordance with NFPA 70, 1999 Edition (National
Electric Code), Article 250, as well as any local and regional building codes.
In Canada, you must install the equipment in accordance with Canadian Standards
Association, CSA C22.1, and Canadian Electrical Code. In all other countries, you must
install the equipment in accordance with any regional or national electrical wiring codes,
such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Code 364, parts 1 through 7.
Furthermore, you must be sure that all power distribution devices used in the installation,
such as branch wiring and receptacles, are listed or certified grounding-type devices.
Because of the high ground-leakage currents associated with multiple servers connected to
the same power source, Inspur recommends the use of a PDU that is either permanently
wired to the building’s branch circuit or includes a nondetachable cord that is wired to
an industrial-style plug. NEMA locking-style plugs or those complying with IEC 60309 are
considered suitable for this purpose. Using common power outlet strips for the server is not
recommended.
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5.2 Rack Warnings
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the equipment, please be
sure of the following:
• The leveling jacks are extended to the floor.
• The full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks.
• The stabilizing feet are attached to the rack if it is a single-rack installation.
• The racks are coupled together in multiple-rack installations.
• Only one component is extended at a time. A rack may become unstable if more than one
component is extended for any reason.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage when unloading a rack:
• At least two people are needed to safely unload the rack from the pallet. An empty 42U
rack can weigh as much as 115 kg (253 lb), can stand more than 2.1 m (7 ft) tall, and may
become unstable when being moved on its casters.
• Never stand in front of the rack when it is rolling down the ramp from the pallet. Always
handle the rack from both sides.
5.3 Identifying the Contents of the Server Shipping Carton
Unpack the server shipping carton and locate the materials and documentation necessary
for installing the server. All the rack mounting hardware necessary for installing the server
into the rack is included with the rack or the server.
The contents of the server shipping carton include:
• Server
• Power cord
• Rack-mounting hardware
In addition to the supplied items, you may need:
• Operating system or application software
• Hardware options
5.4 Installing Hardware Options
Install any hardware options before initializing the server. For options installation
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information, refer to the option documentation. For server-specific information, refer to
“Hardware options installation”.
5.5 Installing the Server into the Rack
CAUTION: Always plan the rack installation so that the heaviest item is on the bottom of the
rack. Install the heaviest item first, and continue to populate the rack from the bottom to the top.
1. Install the server and cable management arm into the rack. For more information, see the
installation instructions included with the 2U Slide Rail System.
2. Connect peripheral devices to the server. For connector identification information, see
“Rear panel components” in this guide.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not
plug telephone or telecommunications connectors into RJ-45 connectors.
3. Connect the power cord to the rear of the server.
4. Connect the power cord to the AC power source.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:
• Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature.
• Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible at
all times.
• Unplug the power cord from the power supply to disconnect power to the equipment.
• Do not route the power cord where it can be walked on or pinched by items placed against
it. Pay particular attention to the plug, electrical outlet, and the point where the cord
extends from the server.
5.6 Installing the Operating System
To operate properly, the server must have a supported operating system installed. For the
latest information on supported operating systems, refer to the Inspur website (http://www.
inspur.com/eportal/ui?pageId=2317460).
To install the operating system on the server, you can download from the official website directly.
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6 Hardware Options Installation
6.1 Introduction
If more than one option is being installed, read the installation instructions for all the
hardware options and identify similar steps to streamline the installation process.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the drives and the
internal system components to cool before touching them.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to electrical components, properly ground the server before
beginning any installation procedure. Improper grounding can cause electrostatic discharge.
6.2 Processor Option
The server supports single- and dual-processor operation.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the processor and system board, only authorized personnel
should attempt to replace or install the processor in this server.
To help avoid damage to the processor and system board, do not install the processor
without using the processor installation tool.
CAUTION: To prevent possible server malfunction and damage to the equipment,
multiprocessor configurations must contain processors with the same part number.
CAUTION: To install a faster processor, update the system ROM before installing the processor.
To install the component:
1. Power down the server.
2. Extend the server from the rack.
3. Remove the access panel.
4. Remove the air baffle.
5. Remove the heatsink.
6. Install the processor:
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Step 1: Align the Clip’s triangle mark with the CPU’s corner mark, and then assemble the Clip
and CPU together.
Step 2: Align the heatsink position marked by “1” with the Clip’s triangle mark, vertically
align the mounting holes on the heatsink with those on the Clip, and assemble the heatsink
and Clip together.
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Step 3: Install the assembled heatsink module onto the CPU socket, and the position marked
by “1” should be aligned with the triangle mark on the CPU socket. Tighten the screws
according to the sequence of 1, 2, 3, 4.
Notes:
● It is required to coat thermal grease evenly onto the contact position between CPU
heatsink and CPU.
● During fixing CPU heatsink, it is required to fasten bolts according to the sequence
accordingly.
6.3 Memory Option
IMPORTANT:
This server does not support mixing DIMMs. Attempting to mix the DIMMs of different types
may cause the server stops running during initialization.
All DIMMs installed in the server must be the same type.
● DIMM slot layout is as shown in the following figure:
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Hardware Options Installation
● DIMM population guidelines:
Only DIMMs of the same type could be used in the same machine. Detailed DIMM
population and combination principles are as follows:
a. The white slots take the priority, while CPU1 DIMM shall be symmetrically installed with
CPU0 DIMM.
b. For the single CPU, the DIMM population follows the screen printed sequence: CPU0_
C0D0, CPU0_C1D0, CPU0_C2D0, CPU0_C3D0, CPU0_C4D0, CPU0_C5D0; CPU0_C0D1,
CPU0_C1D1…
c. For dual CPUs, CPU0 DIMM population follows the screen printed sequence: CPU0_C0D0,
CPU0_C1D0, CPU0_C2D0… ; CPU1 DIMM population follows the screen printed sequence:
CPU1_C0D0, CPU1_C1D0, CPU1_C2D0 …
Step 1: Open the lock tabs on both ends of the DIMM slot.
Step 2: Align the bottom key with the receptive point on the slot, press both ends of the
DIMM with your thumbs. Insert the DIMM into the slot completely, and the lock tabs will
automatically secure the DIMM, locking it into place.
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6.4 Hot-plug HDD Option
CAUTION: For proper cooling, do not operate the server without the access panel, baffles,
expansion slot covers, or blanks installed. If the server supports hot-plug components,
minimize the amount of time the access panel is open.
1. Check the status of the hard disk drive from the hot-plug HDD LED.
2. Back up all data on the hard disk drive.
3. Remove the hard disk drive.
Installing a hot-plug HDD
Step 1: Press the HDD panel button.
Step 2: The lever on HDD tray pops up automatically, pull it outwards and remove the HDD tray.
Step 3: Use four screws to fix the HDD into the tray.
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Step 4: Install the HDD into the chassis, and lock the lever firmly.
6.5 Redundant Hot-plug Power Supply Option
CAUTION: To prevent improper cooling and thermal damage, do not operate the server
unless all bays are populated with either a component or a blank.
1. Access the product rear panel.
2. Remove the power supply blank.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the power supply
or power supply blank to cool before touching it.
3. Install the power supply into the power supply bay.
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4. Connect the power cord to the power supply.
5. Route the power cord through the power cord anchor or cable management arm.
6. Reposition the cable management arm into the operating position.
7. Connect the power cord to the power source.
8. Verify that the corresponding power supply LED is green.
6.6 Expansion Board Option
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the server or expansion boards, power down the server
and remove all AC power cords before removing or installing the PCIE Riser cage.
CAUTION: For proper cooling, do not operate the server without the access panel, baffles,
expansion slot covers, or blanks installed. If the server supports hot-plug components,
minimize the amount of time the access panel is open.
1. Power down the server.
2. Extend the server from the rack.
3. Remove the access panel.
4. Disconnect the cables (if any) from the PCIE Riser cage.
5. Press the latch in the direction shown in the figure.
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6. Hold the PCIE Riser cage and remove it vertically.
7. Remove the two retaining screws and remove the IO fixing plate.
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8. Pull out the expansion board in the direction of arrow to replace it with a new expansion
board.
6.7 M.2 Memory Card Option
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the server or expansion boards, power down the server
and remove all AC power cords before removing or installing the PCIE Riser cage.
CAUTION: For proper cooling, do not operate the server without the access panel, baffles,
expansion slot covers, or blanks installed. If the server supports hot-plug components,
minimize the amount of time the access panel is open.
1. Power down the server.
2. Extend the server from the rack.
3. Remove the access panel.
4. Disconnect the cables (if any) from the PCIE Riser cage.
5. Remove the PCIE Riser cage.
6. Remove the M.2 HDD retaining screws, and pull out the expansion card in the direction of
arrow to replace it with a new M.2 memory card.
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6.8 Air Baffle Option
CAUTION: For proper cooling, do not operate the server without the access panel, baffles,
expansion slot covers, or blanks installed. If the server supports hot-plug components,
minimize the amount of time the access panel is open.
1. Power down the server.
2. Extend the server from the rack.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the machine to
cool before touching it.
3. Remove the access panel.
4. Hold the air baffle with two hands, and remove it vertically to replace it with a new one.
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6.9 Cache Supercapacitor Option
CAUTION: For proper cooling, do not operate the server without the access panel, baffles,
expansion slot covers, or blanks installed. If the server supports hot-plug components,
minimize the amount of time the access panel is open.
1. Power down the server.
2. Extend the server from the rack.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the machine to
cool before touching it.
3. Remove the access panel.
4. Remove the cables from the supercapacitor, open the fixing strap, and remove the
supercapactor in the direction shown in the figure.
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BIOS Setup
7 BIOS Setup
BIOS is the basic input/output system, which is the basic program code loaded in the
motherboard chipset. It stores the server most important input/output program, POST
program and system auto-boot program. It provides the most basic and most direct
hardware settings and control, detects the boot device, boots the system or other preboot
execution environment.
Inspur Purley platform server is developed on the basis of AMI Codebase, supporting Legacy
and UEFI operating environments, with abundant in-band and out-of-band configuration
functions and scalability. It can meet the customization needs of different customers.
Notes:
1. We recommend that you record the original BIOS settings before you modify them so it
can safely revert to its previous state if required.
2. The factory default settings are the optimal settings. It is advised not to alter the
parameters before understanding their denotations.
3. The common settings are introduced in detail in this chapter, but less common ones are not.
4. The BIOS content varies according to different configurations of the products; hence the
detailed introduction is elided.
7.1 Common Operations
7.1.1 Login to BIOS Interface
Power on the server. The system will then start to boot. When the following content appears
below Inspur logo on the screen: “Press<ESC> to Front Page Press<DEL> to Setup or <F11>
to Boot Menu or <F12> to PXE Boot.” Press DEL key. When “Entering Setup …” appears in
the lower right corner of the screen, it will enter the BIOS setup soon. In the BIOS main
menu, you could select the subitem through direction keys to enter the submenu.
Other hotkeys function:
• Press ESC to enter BIOS Front Page interface.
• Press DEL to enter BIOS Setup interface.
• Press F11 to enter the boot management interface, select the boot device.
• Press F12 to boot the PXE.
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BIOS Setup Interface Control Key Instruction Table
Key
Function
<Esc>
Exit or return from submenu to main menu
<←> or <→>
Select a menu
<↑> or <↓>
Move the cursor up or down
<F1>
Help
<F5>/<F6>
Change the value
<F9>
Restore to the default configuration
<F10>
Save and exit
<Enter>
Execute commands or select a submenu
Note: Options in grey are not available. Options with symbol “ ” have a sub-menu.
7.2 BIOS Parameter Description
7.2.1 Front Page
When Inspur Logo appears during system boot, press ESC to enter the Setup Front Page
interface, as shown in the following figure:
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BIOS Setup
Front Page Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Product Name
Display the current product name
---
BIOS Version
Display BIOS version
---
CPU Type
Display CPU type
---
CPU Frequency
Display CPU nominal frequency
---
Memory Size
Display the current system memory size
---
Continue
Continue to boot option
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Boot Manger
Boot device management option menu
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Device Management
Device management option menu, including
configuration option menus of PCH SATA/sSATA RAID,
--Intel NVME VMD RAID, SAS RAID and other devices
in UEFI mode
Administer Secure Boot
Secure boot option settings
---
Setup Utility
BIOS setup interface
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7.2.2 Main
When the logo appears, press DEL to enter the BIOS Setup Main interface, or select the
Setup Utility option on the Front Page interface to enter the BIOS Setup Main interface. BIOS
Main interface contains the basic information of BIOS system, the version information of
BIOS, BMC and ME, CPU model information, total memory capacity information and system
time. The specific parameters are shown in the following table, and the Main interface is
shown in the following figure.
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Main Interface Instruction Table
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Interface Parameters
Function Description
Product Name
Display current product name
Serial Number
Display product serial number
Customer ID
Display the customer ID
BIOS Version
Display the BIOS version
Build Date
Display the build date for current BIOS Version
Build Time
Display the build time for current BIOS Version
BMC Firmware Version
Display the BMC firmware version
ME Version
Display the ME version
Access Level
Display the current access level
PCH SKU
Display the PCH revision
RC Revision
Display the reference code version
Processor Type
Display CPU type information
System Bus Speed
Display the speed of system bus
System Memory Speed
Display the memory speed
Last Level Cache
Display the last cache size
Total Memory
Display total memory size
Language
Display current Setup interface language
System Date
Display and set system date, allow changes, take effect immediately
System Time
Display and set system time, allow changes, take effect immediately
BIOS Setup
7.2.3 Advanced Menu
Advanced interface includes the BIOS system parameters and related function settings, as
shown in the follow figure and table.
Advanced Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Peripheral Configuration
Peripheral devices configuration sub-menu
Video Configuration
Video configuration sub-menu
Socket Configuration
Socket configuration sub-menu
ME Configuration
Management engine technology parameters configuration sub-menu
PCH Configuration
PCH configuration sub-menu
IPMI Configuration
IPMI configuration sub-menu
7.2.3.1 Peripheral Configuration
Peripheral Configuration interface is used for system peripheral device settings, as shown in
the follow figure and table.
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Peripheral Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
PCIe SR-IOV
PCIe device SR-IOV setting
Enabled
PCIe ARI
ARI capability setting
Disabled
ARI Forward
ARI forward setting
Disabled
7.2.3.2 Video Configuration
Video Configuration interface is used to set the system display mode, as shown in the
following figure and table.
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BIOS Setup
Video Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Display Mode
Set display mode configure type
Plug In First
7.2.3.3 Socket Configuration
Socket Configuration interface is used for system processor and memory related settings, as
shown in the following figure and table.
Socket Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Processor Configuration
Processor configuration sub-menu
Common RefCode Configuration
Common reference code configuration sub-menu
UPI Configuration
UPI configuration sub-menu
Memory Configuration
Memory configuration sub-menu
IIO Configuration
IIO configuration sub-menu
Advanced Power Management
Configuration
Advanced power management configuration sub-menu
7.2.3.3.1 Processor Configuration
Processor Configuration interface is used for system processor related settings, as shown in
the following figure and table.
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Processor Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Per-Socket Configuration
Per-Socket setting sub-menu
--
Per-Socket Information
Per-Socket information display sub-menu
--
Hype-Threading [ALL]
Logical processor thread setting
Enabled
Execute Disable Bit
Virus protecting technology setting
Enabled
Enable Intel(R) TXT
Intel trustable execution technology setting
Disabled
VMX
Intel hardware-assisted virtualization technology settings
Enabled
Hardware Prefetcher
Hardware prefetch setting
Enabled
Adjacent Cache Prefetch
Adjacent high speed cache prefetch setting
Enabled
DCU Streamer Perfetcher
DCU streamer prefetch setting
Enabled
DCU IP Prefetcher
DCU IP prefetch setting
Enabled
LLC Prefetch
LLC prefetch setting
Disabled
(a) Entering the Per-Socket Configuration sub menu, core disable bitmap can be set, as
shown in the following figures.
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BIOS Setup
CPU Socket Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Available Core Bitmap(Hex)
Display the available core bitmap
--
Core Disable Bitmap(Hex)
Disabled core bitmap setting
0x0
Enable Core Bitmap(Hex)
Display the enable core bitmap
--
Desired Core Count
Display the number of enabled cores
--
(b) Information of all processors will be displayed by entering Per-Socket Information sub
menu.
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7.2.3.3.2 Common RefCode Configuration
Common RefCode Configuration interface is used for common settings, as shown in the
following figure and table.
Common RefCode Configuration Interface Introduction
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Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Chose socket to output serial message
MRC serial message display setting
Socket0
MMIO High Granularity Size
MMIO high resources granularity size setting 256G
Numa
Numa switching setting
Enabled
BIOS Setup
7.2.3.3.3 UPI Configuration
UPI Configuration interface is used for UPI related settings, as shown in the following figure
and table.
UPI Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
UPI General Configuration
UPI general configuration sub-menu
UPI Per Socket Configuration
UPI per-socket configuration sub-menu
(a) It will display UPI general configuration menu by entering UPI General Configuration sub menu.
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UPI General Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
UPI Status
UPI status display sub-menu
--
Link Frequency Select
UPI link frequency setting
Auto
UPI link power saving mode settings, which is made
when bandwidth is half of the peak bandwidth.
In the case that system is extremely idle, turn off QPI
Link.
Auto
SNC
SNC setting
Disabled
Legacy VGA Socket
Legacy VGA socket range setting
Socket0
Legacy VGA Stack
Legacy VGA stack range setting
0
Link L0p Enable
Link L1 Enable
Auto
(b) Bus resources allocation ration can be configurated by entering UPI Per Socket
Configuration sub menu.
UPI Per Socket Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Bus Resources Allocation Ratio
Bus resources allocation ratio of each CPU
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7.2.3.3.4 Memory Configuration
Memory Configuration interface is used for memory related settings, as shown in the
following figure and table.
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BIOS Setup
Memory Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Enforce POR
Enforce POR settings
Auto
Memory Configuration
Memory frequency select setting
Rank Margin Tool
Rank margin tool setting
Set the pattern length for the rank margin tool when
RMT Pattern Length
it’s enabled
Set the pattern length for the rank margin tool (CMD
RMT Pattern Length CMD CTL VREF
CTL VREF step) when it’s enabled
Data Scrambling for DDR4
Data scrambling setting
Auto
Disabled
32767
32767
Auto
Memory Topology
Memory topology sub-menu
--
Memory RAS Configuration
Memory RAS setting sub-menu
--
(a) It will display the memory topology information by entering the Memory Topology sub menu.
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(b) It will display the memory RAS configuration by entering the Memory RAS Configuration
sub menu.
Memory RAS Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Operation RAS mode
Display current operation RAS mode
--
Operation ext RAS mode
Display current operation extra RAS mode
--
Support RAS mode
Display supported RAS mode
--
Support ext RAS mode
Display supported extra RAS mode
--
Mirror Mode
Mirror mode setting
Disabled
Enable Partial Mirror
Partial mirror mode setting
Disabled
Memory Rank Sparing
Memory Rank hot sparing setting
Disabled
Correctable Error Threshold
Correctable error threshold setting
5000
ADDDC Sparing
ADDDC sparing setting
Disabled
Patrol Scrub
Patrol scrub setting
Enabled
7.2.3.3.5 IIO Configuration
IIO Configuration interface is used for PCIe slot settings, as shown in the following figure and
table.
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BIOS Setup
IIO Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Socket# Configuration
Socket# IIO Configuration setting sub-menu
--
Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel VT-d switching setting sub-menu
--
PCI 64-Bit Resource Allocation
PCI 64-bit resource allocation setting
Enabled
PCI-E ASPM Support (Global)
Global PCIe device ASPM support setting
Disabled
7.2.3.3.6 Advanced Power Management Configuration
Advanced Power Management Configuration interface is used for CPU power management
settings, as shown in the following figure and table.
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Advanced Power Management Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
CPU P State Control
CPU P state control configuration sub-menu
CPU C State Control
CPU C state control configuration sub-menu
Package C State Control
Package C state setting sub-menu
CPU-Advanced PM Tuning
CPU advanced PM turning setting sub-menu
(a) It will display the CPU P state configuration menu by entering CPU P State Control sub
menu.
CPU P State Control Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Uncore Fre Limit
Uncore frequency limit setting
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SpeedStep (Pstates)
CPU P state setting
Enabled
Turbo Mode
Turbo mode setting
Enabled
(b) It will display the CPU C state configuration menu by entering CPU C State Control sub
menu.
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BIOS Setup
CPU C State Control Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
CPU C6 report
Report C6 state to OS setting
Default Value
Disabled
(c) It will display the package C state configuration menu by entering Package C State Control
sub menu.
Package C State Control Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Package C State
Package C state setting
Default Value
C0/C1 State
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(d) Select CPU Advanced PM Tuning menu, select Energy Perf BIAS, and enter power
performance setting interface, as shown below:
Energy Perf BIAS Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Power Performance Tuning
Power performance tuning setting
OS Controls EPB
ENERGY_PERF_BIAS_CFG mode
Performance setting
Balanced
Performance
7.2.3.4 ME Configuration
ME Configuration interface displays the information related with ME configuration.
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BIOS Setup
The general information of ME configuration will be displayed by entering Server ME
Configuration sub menu.
Sever ME Configuration Interface Instruction Table
nterface Parameters
Function Description
ME-BIOS Interface Ver.
ME BIOS interface version
ME SKU
ME SKU
ME Firmware Type
ME FW type
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Operational Firmware Version
Current operational ME FW version
Backup Firmware Version
Backup ME FW version
Recovery Firmware Version
Recovery ME FW version
ME Firmware Features
ME FW features
ME Firmware Status#1
ME FW status1
ME Firmware Status#2
ME FW status 2
Current State
ME current state
Error Code
ME error code
7.2.3.5 PCH Configuration
PCH Configuration interface is used to set the PCH related devices, including SATA/sSATA,
USB options, etc., as shown in the following figure and table.
PCH Configuration Interface Instruction Table
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Interface Parameters
Function Description
PCH Devices
Intel IO control hub device setting sub-menu
PCH Express Configuration
PCH Express devices display and setting sub-menu
PCH SATA Configuration
PCH SATA configuration sub-menu
PCH sSATA Configutation
PCH sSATA configuration sub-menu
USB Configuration
PCH USB configuration sub-menu
BIOS Setup
7.2.3.5.1 PCH Devices
PCH Devices Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
PCH state after G3
Select S0/S5 for ACPI state after a G3
S5
7.2.3.5.2 PCI Express Configuration
PCI Express Configuration Menu Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default value
PCI-E ASPM Support (Global)
Setting ASPM support for all downstream devices L1 Only
PCIE Ports X Bifurcation
Bifurcation of PCIe port X
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7.2.3.5.3 PCH SATA Configuration/PCH sSATA Configuration
PCH SATA Configuration/PCH sSATA Configuration interface is used to set the onboard PCH
SATA/sSATA options, as shown in the following figures.
PCH SATA Configuration Menu Interface Instruction Table
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Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default value
SATA Controller
Enable or disable SATA controller
Enabled
Configure SATA as
Set the SATA Controller as AHCI or RAID
AHCI
Port X Control
Enable or disable SATA port X
Enabled
Port X Status
SATA port X status
--
BIOS Setup
PCH SATA/sSATA RAID mode setting
Take SATA as an example to introduce how to set the SATA/sSATA controller to RAID mode,
the sSATA setting method is similar with SATA’s, and there is no explanation here.
1. Set the SATA Mode Option to [RAID], press F10 to save the setting, and the system reboots.
Notes:
When the SATA Mode Option is set to RAID, you can choose whether to enable the Load EFI
Driver for RAID option. When the Boot Type is UEFI mode, the setting is Enabled. However,
when the Boot Type is Legacy mode, you need to set Load EFI Driver for RAID to Disabled.
When the Boot Type is UEFI mode and the Load EFI Driver for RAID is set to Enabled, the
system will load Intel RSTe SATA Controller to manage the SATA RAID after pressing F10 and
system reboot. When the logo appears during system startup, press ESC to enter the Front
Page interface, enter the Device Management configuration interface, and select Intel RSTe
SATA Controller to configure RAID.
When the Boot Type is Legacy mode and the Load EFI Driver for RAID is set to Disabled, the
system will load Legacy Option ROM to manage the SATA RAID after pressing F10 and system
reboot. During system startup, the screen will prompt: Press <CTRL-I> to enter Configuration
Utility…then press <Ctrl> and <I> simultaneously to enter the SATA RAID configuration
interface for RAID configuration.
2. Take SATA RAID configuration in Legacy Mode as an example to introduce the SATA
RAID configuration. During system startup, the screen will prompt: Press <CTRL-I> to
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enter Configuration Utility... Press <Ctrl> and <I> simultaneously to enter the SATA RAID
configuration, as shown in the following figure.
2.1 After entering SATA RAID configuration interface, it will display the main menu list, the
information (HDD ID, HDD type, HDD capacity, volume member or not) of HDDs connected
to SATA controller, and the existed RAID volumes information (including volume ID, name,
RAID level, capacity, status, bootable or not). There are 5 executable menus in the SATA
RAID configuration interface, as shown in the following figure.
Key Instruction Table
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Key
Description
↑↓
Used to move cursor in different menus or to change values of menu options.
TAB
To select the next menu option.
Enter
To select a menu.
Esc
To exit menu or return to previous menu from sub-menu.
BIOS Setup
Menu Instruction Table
Create RAID Volume
To create an RAID volume.
Delete RAID Volume
To delete an existed RAID volume.
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
To reset HDDs in RAID volume, and to restore them to non-RAID status.
Mask Disk as Spare
To mask the HDDs as spare disks. The data will be cleared, and these HDDs
can not be selected during RAID setting. It can be restored through the Reset
Disks to Non-RAID menu.
Exit
To exit SATA Host RAID configuration interface.
2.2 Create RAID Volume menu. After entering SATA RAID configuration interface, you could
use up and down arrow keys to select this menu, and then press Enter to enter the Create
RAID Volume menu, or directly input the number before the menu to enter the Create RAID
Volume menu. For other menu operations that are similar, it will not be repeated here.
A Create RAID Volume instance is shown in the following figure:
Create RAID Menu Instruction Table
Interface Parameters Function Description
Name
Please enter a volume label name less than 16 characters without containing any
special characters.
RAID Level
Please select RAID volume level. If no volume has been created at present, there are
four volume levels of RAID0 (Stripe), RAID1 (Mirror), RAID10 (RAID0+1) and RAID5
(Parity) for selection. Please select volume level according to actual requirements.
RAID0: This RAID volume is allowed to be made on 2 or above HDDs.
RAID1: This RAID volume is allowed to be made on 2 HDDs.
RAID10: This RAID volume is allowed to be made on 4 HDDs, which is only available
when HDD quantity is 4 or above.
RAID5 (Parity): This RAID volume is allowed to be made on 3 or above HDDs.
Select Disks
Select HDDs to make RAID volume, press Enter, select X, and then press Enter to
return to Create RAID Volume interface.
Strip Size
Please select the strip size, only RAID0 and RAID5 volumes could enable this option.
Capacity
Set the volume capacity.
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After completing the above settings, please select [Create Volume], and press Enter. The
system will prompt “WARNING: ALL DATA ON THE SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST. Are you
sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N)”. To create an RAID volume, please enter “Y”.
A volume will be created, and all data on the selected disks will be lost. Otherwise, please
enter “N”, to exit volume creation. Here we enter “Y” to create an RAID volume. After the
creation is completed, return to MAIN MENU interface, the created RAID volume will be
displayed.
2.3 Delete RAID Volume menu. After entering Delete RAID Volume menu, press [DEL] to
delete the selected RAID volume, and the system will prompt “ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME
WILL BE LOST! Are you sure you want to delete “Volume0*”? (Y/N)”. To delete this RAID
volume, please enter “Y”, to cancel the deletion, please enter “N”.
2.4 Reset Disks to Non-RAID menu. After entering Reset Disks to Non-RAID menu, system
will display all HDDs in RAID volume. Please use the space key to select the HDD to reset
according to the actual demand, and then press Enter to reset the HDD. The system will
prompt “Are you sure you want to reset RAID data on selected disks? (Y/N)” again, enter “Y”
or “N” according to the prompt. It is to be noted that all data on this disk will be lost after
reset. Meanwhile, this disk will not belong to RAID volume any more.
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2.5 Mask Disk as Spare menu. After entering Mask Disk as Spare menu, system will display
the HDDs not in RAID volume. Please use the space key to select the HDDs according to the
actual demand, and then press Enter. The system will prompt “Are you sure you want to
mask selected disks as Spare? (Y/N)”, enter “Y” or “N” according to the prompt. It is to be
noted that all data on this disk will be lost as the spare disk.
2.6 Exit menu. Select Exit menu through up and down keys, or press ESC to exit SATA RAID
configuration interface, as shown in the following figure. The system will prompt “Are you
sure you want to exit? (Y/N)”, enter “Y” to exit, or enter “N” to cancel the exit operation.
7.2.3.5.4 USB Configuration
USB Configuration interface is used to set USB related options, as shown in the following
figure and table.
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USB Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default value
Front Panel USB_Down Connector
Front panel down USB connector setting
Enabled
Front Panel USB_Up Connector
Front panel up USB connector setting
Enabled
Rear Panel USB_Up Connector
Rear panel up USB connector setting
Enabled
USB Port Connected to MICRO SD
Setting of USB port connected to Micro SD
Enabled
7.2.3.6 IPMI Configuration
IPMI Configuration interface is used to set IPMI related options, as shown in the following
figure and table.
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IPMI Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
IPMI Support
IPMI support switch setting
Enabled
System Interface Type
System interface type of connecting BMC display
--
BMC Status
Current BMC status display
--
BMC Firmware Version
BMC firmware version
--
IPMI Specification Version
IPMI specification version
--
BMC Warmup Time
A maximum waiting time period from POST to BMC ready
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Boot Option Support
IPMI boot optional function setting
Disabled
BMC Configuration
BMC Configuration setting sub-menu
--
Select BMC Configuraiton to enter the BMC configuration interface, as shown in the
following figure.
BMC Configuration Menu Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Watchdog Timer Support
Enable or disable BMC watchdog timer at start of POST
Disabled
Not disable in OS
Enable or disable BMC watchdog timer when boot to OS Disabled
Watchdog Timer Timeout
Watchdog expiration time setting
5
Watchdog Timer Action
Watchdog timeout action setting
Hard Reset
Dedicated MAC Address
MAC address of dedicated port
--
Dedicated Ipv4 Source
Ipv4 address source of dedicated port setting
--
Dedicated Ipv4 IP Address
Ipv4 IP address of dedicated port setting
--
Dedicated Ipv4 Subnet Mask
Ipv4 subnet mask of dedicated port setting
--
Dedicated Ipv4 Gateway Address Ipv4 gateway address of dedicated port setting
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Sharelink Network
Enable or disable sharelink network
Enabled
Shared MAC Address
MAC address of share link port display
--
Shared Ipv4 Source
Ipv4 address source of share link port setting
--
Shared Ipv4 IP Address
Ipv4 IP address of share link port setting
--
Shared Ipv4 Subnet Mask
Ipv4 subnet mask of share link port setting
--
Shared Ipv4 Gateway Address
Ipv4 gateway address of share link port setting
--
(a) BMC dynamic IP setting method:
(1) Select Dedicated or Shard BMC port;
(2) Modify the IP address acquisition mode of this port to DHCP through IPV4 source.
(3) Select Exit -> Save Change Without Exit option to save, it takes effect immediately;
(b) BMC static IP setting method:
(1) Select Dedicated or Shard BMC port;
(2) Modify the IP address acquisition mode of this port to Static through IPV4 source.
(3) Select IPV4 IP Address, press Enter, input IP, and press Enter to confirm; then set IPV4
Subnet Mask and IPV4 Gateway Address in the same way;
(4) Select Exit -> Save Change Without Exit option to save, it takes effect immediately.
7.2.4 Security
Security interface is used to set the options related with administrative security, including
TPM, administrator and user password settings, as shown in the following figure and table.
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Security Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Current TPM Device
Display current TPM device
TPM State
Display current TPM device status
Supervisor Password
Display supervisor password status
User Passward
Display user password status
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Set a supervisor password. The password length should be 10-20
characters, and it must include uppercase letters, lowercase letters,
numbers and special characters at the same time.
Set a user password. The password length should be 8 characters, and it
must include uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and special
characters at the same time.
7.2.5 Power
Power interface is used to set the options related with system power status, as shown in the
following figure and table.
Power Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Default Value
Auto Wake on S5
Auto wake on S5 setting. When set to Enabled,
you can set to wake up the machine from S5 state
automatically at a certain time.
Disabled
7.2.6 Boot
Boot interface is used to set system boot options, including boot type, boot priority, etc. The
BIOS boot type defaults to UEFI mode, as shown in the following figure and table.
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Boot Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters Function Description
Default Value
Boot Type
Select boot type
UEFI Boot Type
Network Stack
Network stack support setting
Enabled
PXE Boot capability
PXE boot setting
UEFI:IPv4
EFI
EFI boot option setting sub-menu, the boot priority can be adjusted and set --
When Boot Type is set to Legacy Boot Type, save the setting and reboot the system. Enter
the Boot interface again, you can enter the Legacy Boot Configuration interface, as shown in
the following figure.
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Legacy Boot Configuration Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters Function Description
Default Value
Boot Type
Select boot type
Legacy Boot Type
PXE Boot capability
PXE boot setting
Enabled
Legacy
Legacy boot option setting sub-menu, the boot priority can be
adjusted and set
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7.2.7 Exit
Exit interface is used to set the options related with save and exit after changing BIOS
parameters, as shown in the following figure and table.
Exit Menu Interface Instruction Table
Interface Parameters
Function Description
Exit Saving Changes
To save changes and exit system setup
Save Change Without Exit
To save changes and do not exit system setup
Exit Discarding Changes
To abandon changes and exit system setup
Load Optional Defaults
To load the optional default setting of the system setup
Load Custom Defaults
To load the custom default setting of the system setup
Save Custom Defaults
To save as custom default setting of the system setup
Discard Changes
To abandon changes.
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7.3 Firmware Update
For BIOS update, you could select to update in UEFI shell or OS .
7.3.1 Update BIOS in UEFI shell
1) When Inspur Logo appears during sytem startup, there is a prompt “Press <DEL> to SETUP
or <F11> to Boot Menu or <F12> to PXE Boot” on the bottom of the screen. Press F11 to
start the Boot Menu, and enter EFI shell.
2) Enter the disk in which the BIOS flash toolkit H2OFFT-Sx64.efi resides, enter the flash
toolkit folder, and BIOS.bin is the 32M BIOS+ME file to be updated. Execute the command
H20FFT-Sx64.efi XXXX.bin -ALL –SSB to flash BIOS+ME, and execute H20FFT-Sx64.efi XXXX.
bin -ALL -BIOS –SSB to flash BIOS only, as shown in the following figure.
Note: After updating ME+BIOS, please power off the machine, confirm that there is no
residual electricity on the motherboard, and then power it on.
7.3.2 Update BIOS in Linux OS
There’re 32bit and 64bit Linux OS H2OFFT tools. Here take Linux 64bit OS as an example,
using H2OFFTx64.sh tool. Enter the directory containing H2OFFTx64.sh tool, meanwhile,
put the bin file of corresponding BIOS into this folder. Execute the command ./H2OFFTx64.
sh -ALL -SSB to flash BIOS+ME, and execute ./H2OFFTx64.sh -ALL -BIOS –SSB to flash BIOS
only, as shown in the following figure.
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Notes:
1. For Linux system, it needs to run the afulnx_64 tool as root.
2. After updating ME+BIOS, please power off the machine, confirm that there is no residual
electricity on the motherboard, and then power it on.
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8 BMC Settings
8.1 Introduction
This section introduces the specifications that the management software follows and its
main functions.
The Inspur Server Management System is a control unit for server management, which is
compatible with the management standard IPMI2.0 specification.
Below are the main functions of the Inspur Server Management System:
● Remote control
Achieves server control via functions such as KVM (Keyboard Video and Mouse), SOL (Serial
Over LAN), virtual media, etc.
Note: SOL function must be implemented via third-party tools, such as IPMITool.
● Warning management
Reports warning message in real time, and carries out corresponding solutions according to
the information.
● State monitoring
Monitors the running states of all monitoring units in real time.
● Device information management
Provides device version, model and asset information.
● Heat dissipation control
It could adjust fan speed dynamically according to the ambient temperature and workload.
● Supports IPMITool management
Supports the command operation sent by IPMITool. The IPMITool is downloadable: http://
ipmitool.sourceforge.net/manpage.html
● Supports WEB interface management
Provides a friendly and visual interface management. Configuration can quickly be
completed as well as query tasks, by simply clicking on the interface.
● Supports account centralized management
Store accounts in the Active Directory server, direct the authentication process to server,
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and achieve management system login with domain accounts.
8.2 Functional Modules
This chapter introduces the Inspur Server Management System module composition, as well
as the functions of these modules.
8.2.1 Module Composition
The Inspur Server Management System is mainly composed of IPMI module, command line
module, WEB module, KVM Over IP and virtual media.
● The command line module attains the calling of IPMI module. The user performs the
operation on IPMI module via command lines.
● The WEB module attains daily management on server in the form of visual interface
via calling IPMI commands, and the WEB module integrates functions of KVM and virtual
media.
8.2.2 IPMI Module Introduction
IPMI module attains management of the server system according to the IPMI2.0 standard.
The functions of the IPMI module include:
● System real-time monitoring
Provides the alarm report and alarm indication in the event of fault detection.
● System remote control
Meets the management requirements such as remote power-on/off, and business system
reset via command lines and Web.
8.2.3 Command Line Function Introduction
The command line module includes query and setting commands for network, sensor, fan,
user management, system and server.
8.2.4 Remote Control Module Introduction
The remote control module includes:
● KVM Over IP: A management method that carries out monitoring and control on remote
devices via local video, keyboard and mouse to the client, enabling the operation of remote
devices in real-time.
● Virtual Media: A method of providing remote access on local media (CD-ROM, floppy drive
or CD/floppy disk iso file) in the form of virtual CD driver and floppy drive on server via the
internet.
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To use the remote control function, the client should be equipped with appropriate browser
and Java runtime environment.
Note:
If the Java runtime environment does not meet the requirement, please download here:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
8.3 Web Interface Introduction
This section introduces the Web interface of the management system, as well as operation
steps to login the Web interface.
● Login Web interface: Introduces the method to login the Web interface.
● Web interface introduction: Introduces the Web interface layout.
8.3.1 Login Web Interface
This guide introduces the operation steps to login to the Web management interface, taking
the Windows Operating System and the Firefox browser as an example.
Note: When carrying out interface operation via Web, a maximum of 20 users can be logged
in at the same time.
Step 1: Ensure the management network ports on the client and server are connected to
the internet.
Step 2: Open the browser, and enter “http://ipaddress” in the address bar (ipaddress is the
actual IP address of the management port. The default login mode is https, and the safe
operation configuration is needed).
Step 3: The login interface should appear as shown below:
1. Enter the user name and password.
Note: The system provides a default user “admin” in administer user group, and the default
password is “admin”.
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2. Click “Login”, to enter the management interface.
8.3.2 Web Interface Introduction
The Web interface helps users accomplish server management. The Web interface also has
a help function so users can click the help button
it.
in the case that they may need
The Web interface is divided into several parts, as shown in the following figure.
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● The name of the Web interface is displayed on top left of the interface.
● The meanings of all buttons on top right of the interface:
◇
Click on the Overview button, to return to the overview page.
◇
Click on the Refresh button, to refresh the page.
◇
Click on the UID button, to turn on/off the UID LED.
◇
Click on the Power button, to turn on/off the server.
Click on the Language button, to change the language (which supports Chinese
◇
and English).
◇
Click on the Help button to query help information on the corresponding page.
◇
Click on the Logout button, to return to the login page.
● The navigation tree is on the left. Via the nodes on the tree, you can select different
functional interfaces. The following functions are included:
• View the overall situation
• View system information
• Remote control
• Power management
• Event and log query
• Real-time monitoring
• Diagnosis and orientation
• System maintenance
• System configuration
For detailed introduction on all functions, please refer to the following chapters.
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● Specific operation interface is on the right of the interface.
8.3.3 Overview
Click on Overview to open the “General Information” interface, as shown below.
8.3.4 Information
Select “Information” on the navigation tree. It contains the interfaces of system information,
BIOS setup options, FRU information and history record, as shown in the following figures
below.
● System information: Displays system configuration information, including CPU, memory,
device inventory, network, hard disk, power supply unit, fan, temperature and voltage
information.
● BIOS setup options: Displays the key BIOS setup options information.
● FRU information: Displays FRU information.
● History record: Displays the history information of inlet air temperature and total power.
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8.4 Storage
Select “Storage” on the navigation tree to open the storage interface. At present, the storage
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information control only supports LSI RAID card. This interface contains controller, physical
drives, and logical drives information, as shown in the following figures.
8.5Remote Control
Select “Remote Control” on the navigation tree to open the remote control interface, which
contains the interfaces of console redirection, locate server and virtual media, as shown in
the following figures.
● Console redirection (KVM): The KVM console window will pop up, Java KVM and HTML5
KVM are supported.
● Server location: To turn on/off the system ID LED.
● Virtual media devices: To set the quantity of virtual media (floppy devices, CD/DVD
devices and hard disk drives, etc.).
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8.6 Power and Fan
Select “Power and Fan” on the navigation tree to open the power and fan interface. It
contains the interfaces of power supply monitor, power supply configure, server power
control, power peak, power consumption and fan speed control, and settings, as shown in
the following figures.
● Power supply monitor: Contains PSU present state, alert, temperature, input power,
output power, input voltage, output voltage, input current, output current and firmware
version information.
● Power supply configure: Contains PSU present state, current state and A/S mode switch
function.
● Server power control: Contains the server’s power on/off and reset, as well as the power
policy on AC power loss.
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● Power peak settings: To enable or disable the power peak, and set the maximum random
time.
● Power consumption: To manage power consumption dynamically.
● Fan speed control: Contains fan status, current speed and speed control function.
Note: Fan speed control contains the following speed levels:
◆ Low: About 20% duty ratio
◆ Medium: About 50% duty ratio
◆ High: About 75% duty ratio
◆ Full: 100% duty ratio
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8.7 BMC Settings
Select “BMC Settings” on the navigation tree to open the BMC Settings interface. It contains
the interfaces of BMC network management, services, NTP settings, SMTP settings, alert
settings, access control, BMC share NIC switch and BIOS boot options, as shown in the
following figures.
● BMC network management: Contains BMC network (static IP and DHCP), DNS settings and
network interface bonding and network link information.
● Services: To configure the BMC’s Web service, KVM service, ssh service, telnet service, etc.
● NTP settings: To set the BMC time, which has two methods:
◆ Synchronize from NTP server.
◆ Sets time manually.
● SMTP settings: To set the SMTP server information related to alert.
● Alert settings: To set the alert event filtering and alert targets of BMC management module.
● Access control: To set IP address fields accessible to BMC.
● BMC share NIC switch: Contains NCSI type switch, NCSI mode switch and channel switch.
● BIOS boot options: To set the boot option after BIOS reset.
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8.8 Logs
Select “Logs” on the navigation tree to open the related log interface. It contains the
interfaces of system event log, BMC system audit log, black box log, event log setting and
BMC system audit log settings, as shown in the following figures.
● System event log: Displays various event logs generated by the server.
● BMC system audit log: Displays system logs and audit logs of BMC.
● Black box log: Used to import fault logs.
● Event log setting: To set the BMC log storage policy:
◆ Linear strategy: To clear all logs after log storage is full and record again.
◆ Circular strategy: To record circularly after log record is full.
● BMC system audit log settings: To set the log type, file size and other information of BMC
system audit logs.
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● One-key collect log: One-key collect log.
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8.9 Fault Diagnosis
Select “Fault Diagnosis” on the navigation tree to open the fault diagnosis interface. It
contains the interfaces of BMC self-inspection result, BMC recovery, capture screen and host
POST code, as shown in the following figures.
● BMC self-inspection result: To view the BMC self-inspection result.
● BMC recovery: Contains two functions of BMC warm reset and KVM service restart.
● Capture screen: Used to record the information on the last screen at system crash.
Note: Support BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) screen capturing, server OS should be Windows
2012R2 and above.
● Host POST code: Displays POST code during system startup.
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8.10 System Maintenance
Select “System Maintenance” on the navigation tree to open the system maintenance
interface. It contains the interfaces of user administration, security, dual image
configuration, BMC firmware update, BIOS firmware update, CPLD firmware update and
restore factory defaults, as shown in the following figures.
● User administration: To add, delete or modify users via BMC Web interface.
● Security: To configure LDAP and AD servers via BMC Web interface.
● Dual image configuration: To configure the boot options in dual image mode via BMC Web
interface.
● BMC firmware update: To update BMC FW via BMC Web interface.
● BIOS firmware update: To update BIOS FW via BMC Web interface.
● CPLD firmware update: To update CPLD via BMC Web interface.
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● Restore factory defaults: To restore BMC’s configuration to factory state.
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8.11 Command Line Introduction
This chapter introduces Web interface of the management system, as well as operation
steps to the Web interface login.
● Login command line
Introduces methods of login command line.
● Command line function introduction
Introduces command line functions.
8.11.1 Command Line Login
Login to BMC Command line through ssh. After logging in, enter the command line interface:
Enter help to view online help:
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8.11.2 Command Line Function Introduction
8.11.2.1 Get and Set Network Information
Via ipconfig command, get and set BMC’s network information:
8.11.2.2 Get Sensor Information
Via sensor command, get the information list of all sensors:
8.11.2.3 Get and Set FRU Information
Via FRU command, get the FRU configuration information:
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8.11.2.4 Get and Control Chassis Status
Via chassis command, get and control the system power status:
8.11.2.5 Get User List and Add/Delete User
Via user command, get the user list, add or delete users:
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8.11.2.6 Get BMC Version and Reset BMC
Via mc command, get BMC version information and reset BMC:
8.11.2.7 Set Fan Mode and Get Fan Speed
Via fan command, set the fan mode, and get the fan speed:
8.11.2.8 Get and Set Power Module Information
Via psu command, get the power module information, and set power module as the main
output:
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Get the power module information:
8.11.2.9 Change Root Password
Via password command, change the root user’s password:
8.11.2.10 Fault Diagnosis
Via diagnose command, execute the tools and commands integrated in BMC to view the
BMC status.
8.11.2.11 Collect Fault Logs
Via dialog command, trigger the fault logs collection function. When the server fails, it can
quickly collect the fault logs information stored in BMC. The collected fault logs can be
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downloaded through the browser or wget.
8.11.2.12 Serial Over LAN
Via sol command, perform the serial port redirection operation, to view the POST
information of the serial ports during system startup.
8.12 Time Zone Table
Name of Time Zone
Time
Dateline Standard Time
(GMT-12:00) International Date Line West
Samoa Standard Time
(GMT-11:00) Midway Island, Samoa
Hawaiian Standard Time
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Alaskan Standard Time
(GMT-09:00) Alaska
Pacific Standard Time
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada); Tijuana
Mountain Standard Time
(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Mexico Standard Time 2
(GMT-07:00) Chihuahua, La Paz, Mazatlan
U.S. Mountain Standard Time (GMT-07:00) Arizona
Central Standard Time
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US and Canada
Canada Central Standard Time (GMT-06:00) Saskatchewan
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Mexico Standard Time
Central America Standard
Time
Eastern Standard Time
(GMT-06:00) Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey
U.S. Eastern Standard Time
(GMT-05:00) Indiana (East)
S.A. Pacific Standard Time
(GMT-05:00) Bogota, Lima, Quito
Atlantic Standard Time
(GMT-04:00) Atlantic Time (Canada)
S.A. Western Standard Time
(GMT-04:00) Caracas, La Paz
Pacific S.A. Standard Time
Newfoundland and Labrador
Standard Time
(GMT-04:00) Santiago
(GMT-06:00) Central America
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
(GMT-03:30) Newfoundland and Labrador
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E. South America Standard
Time
S.A. Eastern Standard Time
(GMT-03:00) Brasilia
(GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown
Greenland Standard Time
(GMT-03:00) Greenland
Mid-Atlantic Standard Time
(GMT-02:00) Mid-Atlantic
Azores Standard Time
(GMT-01:00) Azores
Cape Verde Standard Time
(GMT-01:00) Cape Verde Islands
GMT Standard Time
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
Greenwich Standard Time
(GMT) Casablanca, Monrovia
Central Europe Standard Time (GMT+01:00) Belgrade, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague
Central European Standard
(GMT+01:00) Sarajevo, Skopje, Warsaw, Zagreb
Time
Romance Standard Time
(GMT+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
W. Europe Standard Time
W. Central Africa Standard
Time
E. Europe Standard Time
(GMT+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Egypt Standard Time
(GMT+02:00) Cairo
FLE Standard Time
(GMT+02:00) Helsinki, Kiev, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius
GTB Standard Time
(GMT+02:00) Athens, Istanbul, Minsk
Israel Standard Time
(GMT+02:00) Jerusalem
South Africa Standard Time
(GMT+02:00) Harare, Pretoria
Russian Standard Time
(GMT+03:00) Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd
Arab Standard Time
(GMT+03:00) Kuwait, Riyadh
E. Africa Standard Time
(GMT+03:00) Nairobi
Arabic Standard Time
(GMT+03:00) Baghdad
Iran Standard Time
(GMT+03:30) Tehran
Arabian Standard Time
(GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat
Caucasus Standard Time
Transitional Islamic State of
Afghanistan Standard Time
Ekaterinburg Standard Time
(GMT+04:00) Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan
West Asia Standard Time
(GMT+05:00) Islamabad, Karachi, Tashkent
India Standard Time
(GMT+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
Nepal Standard Time
(GMT+05:45) Kathmandu
Central Asia Standard Time
(GMT+06:00) Astana, Dhaka
Sri Lanka Standard Time
(GMT+06:00) Sri Jayawardenepura
(GMT+01:00) West Central Africa
(GMT+02:00) Bucharest
(GMT+04:30) Kabul
(GMT+05:00) Ekaterinburg
N. Central Asia Standard Time (GMT+06:00) Almaty, Novosibirsk
Myanmar Standard Time
(GMT+06:30) Yangon Rangoon
S.E. Asia Standard Time
(GMT+07:00) Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta
North Asia Standard Time
(GMT+07:00) Krasnoyarsk
China Standard Time
(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong SAR, Urumqi
Singapore Standard Time
(GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Taipei Standard Time
(GMT+08:00) Taipei
W. Australia Standard Time
(GMT+08:00) Perth
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North Asia East Standard Time (GMT+08:00) Irkutsk, Ulaanbaatar
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Korea Standard Time
(GMT+09:00) Seoul
Tokyo Standard Time
(GMT+09:00) Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo
Yakutsk Standard Time
(GMT+09:00) Yakutsk
A.U.S. Central Standard Time
(GMT+09:30) Darwin
Cen. Australia Standard Time
(GMT+09:30) Adelaide
A.U.S. Eastern Standard Time
(GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
E. Australia Standard Time
(GMT+10:00) Brisbane
Tasmania Standard Time
(GMT+10:00) Hobart
Vladivostok Standard Time
(GMT+10:00) Vladivostok
West Pacific Standard Time
(GMT+10:00) Guam, Port Moresby
Central Pacific Standard Time
(GMT+11:00) Magadan, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Fiji Islands Standard Time
(GMT+12:00) Fiji Islands, Kamchatka, Marshall Islands
New Zealand Standard Time
(GMT+12:00) Auckland, Wellington
Tonga Standard Time
(GMT+13:00) Nuku’alofa
Common Faults, Diagnosis and Troubleshooting
9 Common Faults, Diagnosis and Troubleshooting
This chapter introduces the common server faults, as well as corresponding diagnosis and
troubleshooting suggestions.
9.1 Hardware Problems
1) Power-on failure at startup
Description: After pressing the power button, the LED (power status LED, HDD status LED)
on server’s front control panel is off. Meanwhile, no KVM (display) output is displayed, and
server chassis fans do not rotate.
Suggestions:
a. Check the power supply situation: If the power module LED is on, it indicates normal
power supply. If the power module LED is off or red, please check whether the power supply
is normal, and whether the power cord is connected well.
b. If the power supply is normal, insert the power module again, and then power on for
verification.
c. If there is a machine and a power module of the same type, you could change the power
module to test whether there is a power module fault.
d. If the instructions above do not resolve the problem, please contact Inspur customer
service.
2) No display after power on
Description: After pressing the power button, the power LED on server’s front control panel
is on, the chassis fans rotate normally, but there’s no output on the display.
Suggestions:
a. Firstly check whether the monitor is powered up normally.
b. If the monitor is powered up normally, check whether it is connected normally with the
server’s VGA port.
c. Test on another monitor.
d. If there is no output on the new monitor, login to the BMC Web interface. Open BMC
remote KVM to check whether there is output on the monitor. If there is normal output, it
indicates the VGA port may be abnormal, please contact Inspur customer service.
e. If above operations could not resolve the problem, please contact Inspur customer
service.
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3) Status LED on front panel is abnormal
Description: The server is under normal operation, but the status LED on front panel turns
red.
Suggestions:
a. Firstly confirm which LED is abnormal according to the previous chapter about the LEDs
on the front panel.
b. If the system failure LED is abnormal, check whether the system runs normally; if the
system runs normally, you can login to the BMC Web interface to view the BMC logs, to
check whether there are errors reported.
c. If the power failure LED is abnormal, check whether the power module LED is normal; if
the power module LED is normal, you can login to the BMC Web interface to view the BMC
logs, to check whether there are errors reported.
d. If other LEDs are abnormal, you can login to the BMC Web interface to view the BMC logs,
to check whether there are errors reported.
e. If above operations could not resolve the problem, please contact Inspur customer
service.
4) Power module LED is off or red
Description: The server is under normal operation, but a certain power module LED is off or
red.
Suggestions:
a. Firstly check whether all power cables are normal, and plug in the power cables again.
b. If the fault still exists, insert the power module again.
c. If shutdown is allowed, you could exchange the two power modules to judge whether it is
a power module fault.
d. If above operations could not resolve the problem, please contact Inspur customer
service.
5) HDD status LED is abnormal
Description: The server is under normal operation, but the HDD status LED is off or red.
Suggestions:
a. If it is caused by manual operations, restore the array through RAID configuration.
b. If there is no manual operations, check whether the HDDs are identified normally. If the
server is configured with an RAID card, login to the RAID management interface to check
whether there is an HDD failure.
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c. If there is an HDD failure, or the above operations could not resolve the problem, please
contact Inspur customer service.
Note: Hot-plugging HDD allows users to take out or replace the HDD without system
shutdown and power off, which improves the system disaster recovery capability, scalability
and flexibility. It only means the hot-plug HDD can be plugged in and out online without
damage, and the following two items need to be noticed: ① Depending on the RAID level,
hot plugging the HDD in the RAID will cause RAID degradation or failure. When installing
a new HDD, different RAID cards have different policies, you may need to login to the
RAID card management interface for recovery. ② Remove the HDD until the HDD motor
stops completely, to prevent damage to the motor. For the operations on the RAID card
management interface, please refer to Inspur technical website: www.4008600011.com.
6) Chassis fans make excessive noise
Suggestions:
a. Firstly check whether the chassis fans operate at a high speed caused by the overtemperature chassis.
b. If the chassis has a high temperature, check the temperature of server room, if it is
excessively high, open the air conditioner to cool the room.
c. If the server room’s temperature is normal, check whether the front panel or chassis
interior is jammed with dust, or the air inlet is blocked. It needs to improve the server
room’s environment, to avoid server over-temperature running because of too much dust.
d. Check whether the server runs under high load.
e. If above operations could not resolve the problem, please contact Inspur customer
service.
7) There is alarm sound during startup
Suggestions:
Firstly identify the source of alarm sound:
a. If the alarm sound comes from the power supply, check the power LED’s status. If the
power LED is abnormal, refer to item 3) to handle it.
b. If the alarm sound comes from the chassis interior, open the chassis to identify the
specific source.
c. If the alarm sound comes from the RAID card, check the HDD LED status or login to the
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RAID management interface to check the HDD status. For the operations about the RAID
management interface, please refer to Inspur technical website: www.4008600011.com.
d. If above operations could not resolve the problem, please contact Inspur customer
service.
8) Keyboard and mouse are not available
Description: Neither keyboard nor mouse could be operated normally.
Suggestions:
a. Make sure the keyboard or mouse has been connected correctly and firmly.
b. Replace other parts to test whether it is a mouse or keyboard fault.
c. Power cycle the server and retest.
d. Reboot and enter BIOS or RAID configuration interface to test keyboard or mouse
performance. When tested in a non-system situation, if the keyboard or mouse performance
turns out to be normal, a system fault could be considered. If the keyboard or mouse fault
still exists, a mainboard interface fault could be considered, and Inspur technical hotline can
be called for support.
9) USB interface problem
Description: Unable to use devices with a USB interface.
Suggestions:
a. Make sure the operating system on server supports USB devices.
b. Make sure the system has been installed with correct USB device driver.
c. Power off the server, and then power on again to test.
d. Check whether the USB device is normal when connected to other hosts.
e. If the USB device is normal when connected to other hosts, the server may be abnormal:
please contact Inspur customer service.
f. If the USB device turns out to be abnormal when connecting to other hosts, please replace
the USB device.
9.2 Software Problems
1) System installation problems
Description: It fails to load the RAID driver or to create partitions larger than 2T during
system installation, C disk utilization is too large, and other problems.
Suggestions:
a. If it fails to load the driver during system installation, check the RAID driver’s version,
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please visit Inspur website (http://www.inspur.com) to download the correct RAID driver.
For some RAID drivers, it needs to load several times.
b. If it fails to create 2T partitions, check BIOS Advance -> CSM Configuration-> Boot option
filter, enable the UEFI option, and select UEFI mode to boot the system. It needs to enter
the CMD command line to change the HDD format to GPT, and then partitions larger than 2T
can be created.
c. If the C disk utilization is too large after system installation, open server Property->
Advanced System Property-> Advanced-> Performance-> Settings-> Change Virtual Memory,
turn down the virtual memory or allocate the virtual memory to other partitions.
d. If above operations could not resolve the problem, please contact Inspur customer
service.
2) Abnormal memory capacity
Description: The memory capacity displayed in the OS and the physical memory capacity
are inconsistent.
Suggestions:
a. Check the OS version, the supported memory capacity varies with the version of Windows
OS. Enter BIOS Setup to view the memory capacity, if the memory is identified completely,
the operating system may have limits to the memory capacity, e.g. Windows server 2008
x86 supports 4G memory at most.
b. If the memory is not identified completely in BIOS Setup, confirm that the corresponding
slots have been installed with memories of correct type.
c. If above operations could not resolve the problem, please contact Inspur customer service.
3) Abnormal network
Description: The network is disconnected, or the rate is lower than the actual rate of the
network port.
Suggestions:
a. Check whether the network cable is connected well and whether the network LED flashes
normally, re-insert the network cable to test again.
b. If the problem still exists, use a server to connect with the server directly. If the direct
connection is normal, check whether the network cable or the switch port is normal.
c. If the direct connection is abnormal, please visit Inspur website (http://www.inspur.com)
to download the latest NIC driver.
d. If above operations could not resolve the problem, please contact Inspur customer service.
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10 Battery Replacement
If the server no longer automatically displays the correct date and time, you may need to
replace the battery that provides power to the real-time clock.
WARNING: The server contains an internal lithium manganese dioxide, a vanadium
pentoxide, or an alkaline battery pack. A risk of fire and burns exists if the battery pack is not
properly handled. To reduce the risk of personal injury:
• Do not attempt to recharge the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to temperatures higher than 60°C (140°F).
• Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contacts, or dispose of in fire or water.
• Replace only with the spare designated for this product.
To remove the component:
1. Power down the server.
2. Extend the server from the rack.
3. Remove the access panel.
4. Remove the full-length expansion board retainer if any full-length expansion boards are
installed.
5. Remove the PCI riser cage.
6. Remove the air baffle.
7. Remove the battery.
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Regulatory Compliance Notices
11 Regulatory Compliance Notices
11.1 Chinese Notice
Class A Equipment
11.2 Battery Replacement Notice
WARNING: The server contains an internal lithium manganese dioxide, a vanadium
pentoxide, or an alkaline battery pack. A risk of fire and burns exists if the battery pack is not
properly handled. To reduce the risk of personal injury:
• Do not attempt to recharge the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to temperatures higher than 60°C (140°F).
• Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contacts, or dispose of in fire or water.
Batteries, battery packs, and accumulators should not be disposed of together with the
general household waste. To forward them to recycling or proper disposal, use the public
collection system or return them to Inspur, an authorized Inspur Partner, or their agents.
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12 Electrostatic Discharge
12.1 Preventing Electrostatic Discharge
To prevent damaging the system, be aware of the precautions you need to follow when
setting up the system or handling parts. A discharge of static electricity from a finger or
other conductor may damage system boards or other static-sensitive devices. This type of
damage may reduce the life expectancy of the device.
To prevent electrostatic damage:
• Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in static-safe containers.
• Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free
workstations.
• Place parts on a grounded surface before removing them from their containers.
• Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry.
• Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive component or assembly.
12.2 Grounding Methods to Prevent Electrostatic Discharge
Several methods are used for grounding. Use one or more of the following methods when
handling or installing electrostatic-sensitive parts:
• Use a wrist strap connected by a ground cord to a grounded workstation or server chassis.
Wrist straps are flexible straps with a minimum of 1 megohm ±10 percent resistance in the
ground cords. To provide proper ground, wear the strap snug against the skin.
• Use heel straps, toe straps, or boot straps at standing workstations. Wear the straps on
both feet when standing on conductive floors or dissipating floor mats.
• Use conductive field service tools.
• Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating work mat.
If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, have an authorized
reseller install the part.
For more information on static electricity or assistance with product installation, contact
Inspur Customer Service.
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Warranty
13 Warranty
13.1 Introduction
Inspur warrants that all Inspur-branded hardware products shall provide a period of three (3)
year warranty. This document describes Warranty Service, including a detailed description
of service-level.
The warranty terms and conditions may vary by country, and some services and/or parts
may not be available in all countries. For more information about warranty services in your
country, contact Inspur technical support or Inspur local office.
13.2 Warranty Service
13.2.1 Service Overview
Type
Duration
Remote Services
3 years
RMA Services
3 years
13.2.2 Warranty Service Terms & Conditions
i. Remote Services
Inspur provides 24x7 remote service through Hotline, E-mail and Website. Through
Hotline and E-mail Services, Inspur engineer helps customers determine the cause of the
malfunction and provide solution. Website service provides a number of resources to help
customers resolve problems, and learn about our products, such as product manuals, drivers
and Firmware.
Below is how to obtain our remote service:
Type
E-mail
Description
1-844-860-0011(English)
1-646-517-4966(English)
86-800-860-0011(Chinese)
[email protected]
Website
http://en.inspur.com/
Hotline
Response time
Within 2hrs
Within 2hrs
ii. RMA Services
Customers could return defective parts to the designated Inspur site after submitting a
service request. Inspur may, at its discretion, repair or replace the defective parts. Repair or
replacement parts may be new, used, or equivalent to new in performance and reliability.
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Replaced or repaired parts are warranted to be free of defects in material or workmanship
for ninety (90) calendar days or, for the remainder of the warranty period of the product,
whichever is longer.
13.3 Warranty Exclusions
Inspur does not guarantee that there will be no interruptions or mistakes during the use
of the products. Inspur will not undertake any responsibility for the losses arising from any
operation not conducted according to Inspur Hardware Products.
The Warranty Service Terms & Conditions do not apply to consumable parts, as well as
any products the serial number of which falls off, is damaged or obscure for the following
reasons:
● Accident, misuse, abuse, defiling, improper maintenance or calibration or other external
causes
● Operating beyond the parameters as stipulated in the user documentation
● Use of the software, interface, parts or supplies not provided by Inspur
● Improper preparation place or maintenance
● Virus infection
● Loss or damage in transit
● Alterations or repairs have been made by unauthorized persons, or service organizations
Inspur does not undertake any responsibility for the damages or losses of any application,
data or removable storage medium. Except for the software installed by Inspur in its
production of this product, Inspur is not responsible for the restoration or reinstallation of
any programs or data.
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