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SC847 CHASSIS SERIES
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SC847E1-R1400LPB
SC847E2-R1400LPB
SC847E16-R1400LPB
SC847E26-R1400LPB
SC847A-R1400UB
SC847E1-R1400UB
SC847E2-R1400UB
SC847E16-R1400UB
SC847E26-R1400UB
USER’S MANUAL
1.0b
SC847 Chassis Manual
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for professional system integrators and PC technicians. It
provides information for the installation and use of the SC847 chassis. Installation
and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians only.
This manual lists compatible parts available when this document was published. Always refer to the our Web site for updates on supported parts and configurations.
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Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with this
chassis and describes the main features of the SC847 chassis. This chapter also
includes contact information.
Chapter 2: System Safety
This chapter lists warnings, precautions, and system safety. It is recommended that
you thoroughly familiarize yourself with installing and servicing the chassis and all
safety precautions.
Chapter 3: Chassis Components
Refer here for details on this chassis components including the fans, hard drives,
air shrouds, and other components.
Chapter 4: System Interface
Refer to this chapter for details on the system interface, which includes the functions and information provided by the chassis control panel, as well as other LEDs
located throughout the system.
Chapter 5: Chassis Setup and Maintenance
Follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing,
or
reconfiguring components in your chassis.
Chapter 6: Rack Installation
Refer to this chapter for detailed information on chassis rack installation. You should
follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or
reconfiguring your chassis into a rack environment.
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Preface
This section lists compatible cables, power supply specifications, and compatible
backplanes. Not all compatible backplanes are listed. Refer to our Web site for the
latest compatible backplane information.
Appendix A: Hardware
This section provides information on cabling, and other hardware which is compatible with your chassis. For complete information on supported cables and hardware,
refer to the Supermico Web site at www.supermicro.com.
Appendix B: Power Supply Specifications
This chapter lists the specifications of the power supply provided with your chassis. For additional information, refer to the Supermicro website at www.supermicro.
com.
Appendix C: SAS-826A Backplane Specifications
This section contains detailed specifications on the SC826A backplane. Additional
information can be found on the Supermicro Web site at www.supermicro.com.
Appendix D: SAS-846A Backplane Specifications
This chapter contains information on the SC846A backplane. Additional information
can be found on the Supermicro Web site at www.supermicro.com.
Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
This section contains detailed specifications for the SC826EL backplane. Additional
information can be found on the Supermicro Web site at www.supermicro.com.
Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
This chapter contains specifications on the SC846EL backplane. Additional information can be found on the Supermicro Web site at www.supermicro.com.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1Overview
2Shipping List
1-1
1-1
1-3
Where to get Replacement Components
1-2
1-4
Contacting Supermicro
1-3
1-5
Returning Merchandise for Service
1-4
Chapter 2 System Safety
2-1
Overview
2-1
2-2
Warnings and Precautions
2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup
2-1
2-4
Electrical Safety Precautions
2-2
2-5
General Safety Precautions
2-3
2-6
System Safety
2-3
Chapter 3 System Interface
3-1
Overview
3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons
3-2
3-3
Control Panel LEDs
3-2
3-4
Drive Carrier LEDs
3-4
SAS/SATA Drives
3-4
SCSI Drives
3-4
Chapter 4 Chassis Setup and Maintenance
4-1
Overview
4-1
4-2
Removing the Chassis Cover
4-2
4-3
Installing Removable Hard Drives
4-3
4-4
Installing Optional Fixed Hard Drives
4-6
4-5
Installing the Motherboard
4-9
Permanent and Optional Standoffs
4-9
Add-on Card/Expansion Slot Setup
4-10
Expansion Slot Setup in LP (Low Profile) Chassis
4-10
Expansion Slot Setup in U (Universal Output) Chassis
4-11
Installing the Air Shroud
4-12
4-7
Checking the Server's Air Flow
4-13
4-8
System Fans
4-14
4-6
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Power Supply
4-16
Chapter 5 Cascading Configurations
5-1
Cascading Configuration Overview
5-2
Parallel Connectivity for Performance
5-1
5-1
5-3
Parallel Connectivity for Performance with Mutiple PCI Buses
5-2
5-4
Serial Connectivity for Increased Capacity
5-3
5-5
Serial Connectivity for Increased Capacity
5-4
5-6
Serial Connectivity for Redundancy
5-5
5-6
Serial Connectivity for Redundancy and Performance w/Multiple PCI Buses 5-6
5-6
Supported Cascading Configuration Cabling
5-7
Chapter 6 Rack Installation
6-1
Overview
6-2
Unpacking the System
6-1
6-3
Preparing for Setup
6-1
Choosing a Setup Location
6-1
4
Warnings and Precautions
6-2
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6
6-1
Rack Precautions
6-2
General Server Precautions
6-2
Rack Mounting Considerations
6-3
Ambient Operating Temperature
6-3
Reduced Airflow
6-3
Mechanical Loading
6-3
Circuit Overloading
6-3
Reliable Ground
6-3
Rack Mounting Instructions
6-4
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
6-4
Locking Tabs
6-5
Releasing the Inner Rail
6-5
Installing The Inner Rails on the Chassis
6-6
Installing the Outer Rails on the Rack
6-7
Standard Chassis Installation
6-8
Optional Quick Installation Method
6-9
Adapters for Round and Threaded Hole Racks
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Appendix A SC847 Cables and Hardware
Appendix B SC847 Power Supply Specifications
Appendix C SAS-826A Backplane Specifications
Appendix D SAS-846A Backplane Specifications
Appendix E SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
Appendix F SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
1
Overview
Optimized for enterprise-level heavy-capacity storage applications, Supermicro's
SC847 chassis features 36x (24 front + 12 rear) 3.5" hot-swap HDD bays used as a
server chassis. The SC847 design provides high-density storage in a 4U form factor,
with high power efficiency, optimized HDD signal trace routing and improved HDD
carrier design to dampen vibration and maximize performance. Equipped with a
1400W (Gold Level) high-efficiency redundant power supply and five hot-plug
redun- dant cooling fans, the SC847 is a reliable, high-quality storage workhorse
system.
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Shipping List
Please visit the following link for the latest shiping lists and part numbers for your
particular chassis model http://www.supermicro.com/
SC847 Chassis
Model
CPU
HDD
I/O
Slots
Power
Supply
SC847A-R1400LPB
DP/UP
36x (Server) SAS/
SATA
7x LP
1400W redundant
(Gold Level)
SC847A-R1400UB
DP/UP
36x (Server) SAS/
SATA
4x FF + 3
LP (UIO)
1400W redundant
(Gold Level)
SC847E1-R1400LPB
DP/UP
36x (Server) SAS/
SATA
7x LP
1400W redundant
(Gold Level)
SC847E1-R1400UB
DP/UP
36x (Server) SAS/
SATA
4x FF + 3
LP (UIO)
1400W redundant
(Gold Level)
SC847E2-R1400LPB
DP/UP
36x (Server) SAS/
SATA support
7x LP
1400W redundant
(Gold Level)
SC847E2-R1400UB
DP/UP
36x (Server) SAS/
SATA support
4x FF + 3
LP (UIO)
1400W redundant
(Gold Level)
SC847E26-R1400LPB
DP/UP
36x (Server) SAS/
SATA SAS2 support
7x LP
1400W redundant
(Gold Level)
SC847E26-R1400UB
DP/UP
36x (Server) SAS/ 4x FF + 3
SATA SAS2 support LP (UIO)
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1400W redundant
(Gold Level)
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Where to get Replacement Components
Though not frequently, you may need replacement parts for your system. To ensure the highest level of professional service and technical support, we strongly
recommend purchasing exclusively from our Supermicro Authorized Distributors/
System Integrators/Resellers. A list of Supermicro Authorized Distributors/System
Integrators/Resellers can be found at: http://www.supermicro.com. Click the Where
to Buy link.
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8226-1900
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Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required before any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your
vendor for a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning
to the manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed on the
outside of the shipping carton, and mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and
handling charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service
is complete.
For faster service, RMA authorizations may be requested online (http://www.
supermicro.com/support/rma/).
Whenever possible, repack the chassis in the original Supermicro carton, using the
original packaging material. If these are no longer available, be sure to pack the
chassis securely, using packaging material to surround the chassis so that it does
not shift within the carton and become damaged during shipping.
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alteration, misuse, abuse or improper
maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 2: System Safety
Chapter 2
System Safety
1
Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your chassis up and running.
Following the steps in order given should enable you to have your chassis set up
and operational within a minimal amount of time. This quick setup assumes that you
are an experienced technician, famailiar with common concepts and terminology.
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Warnings and Precautions
You should inspect the box the chassis was shipped in and note if it was damaged
in any way. If the chassis itself shows damage, file a damage claim with carrier
who delivered your system.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold that chassis. It should
be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well venilated. Avoid areas where heat,
electrical noise and eletromagnetic fields are generated.
You will also need the system placed near at least one grounded power outlet. When
configured, the SC847 chassis includes one power supply. "R" models include a
redundant power supply and require two grounded outlets.
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Preparing for Setup
The SC847 chassis includes a set of rail assemblies which includes mounting brackets and mounting screws you will need to install the systems into the rack. Please
read this manual in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure.
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Electrical Safety Precautions
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself from harm
and the SC847 from damage:
•
Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well
as the room’s emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical
outlet. If an electrical accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from
the system.
•
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
•
Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing or installing main system components, such as the serverboard, memory modules (not
necessary for hot swappable drives). When disconnecting power, you should
first power down the system with the operating system and then unplug the
power cords from all the power supply modules in the system.
•
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is familiar with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power, if
necessary.
•
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This
is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock. Use
extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical
components or circuit boards they come into contact with.
•
Do not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as protection from
electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically designed
as electrical insulators.
•
The power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must
be plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
•
Serverboard battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the onboard
battery is installed upside down, which will reverse its polarities This battery
must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type recommended by
the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
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•
Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any way;
a damaged battery may release hazardous materials into the environment. Do
not discard a used battery in the garbage or a public landfill. Please comply
with the regulations set up by your local hazardous waste management agency
to dispose of your used battery properly.
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General Safety Precautions
•
•
Keep the area around the chassis clean and free of clutter.
Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have been removed away from the system or on a table so that they won’t accidentally be
stepped on.
•
While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as neckties and
unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact with electrical circuits or
be pulled into a cooling fan.
•
Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are excellent metal
conductors that can create short circuits and harm you if they come into contact
with printed circuit boards or areas where power is present.
•
After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up and secure
it to the rack unit with the retention screws after ensuring that all connections
have been made.
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System Safety
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is generated by two objects with different electrical
charges coming into contact with each other. An electrical discharge is created to
neutralize this difference, which can damage electronic components and printed
circuit boards. The following measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this
difference before contact is made to protect your equipment from ESD:
•
Do not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as protection from
electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically designed
as electrical insulators.
•
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic bags
until ready for use.
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Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
•
Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which may
retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Chapter 3: System Interface
Chapter 3
System Interface
3-1
Overview
There are several LEDs on the control panel as well as others on the drive carriers
to keep you constantly informed of the overall status of the system as well as the
activity and health of specific components. Most SC847 models have two buttons
on the chassis control panel: A reset button and a power on/off switch. This chapter
explains the meanings of all LED indicators and the appropriate responses you
may need to take.
Figure 3-1: Control Panel
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Control Panel Buttons
There are two push-buttons located on the left handle of the chassis. These are
(in order from top to bottom) a power on/off button and a reset button.
Power: The main power button is used to apply or remove power from the power
supply to the server system. Turning off system power with this button removes
the main power but keeps standby power supplied to the system. Therefore, you
must unplug system before servicing.
Reset: The reset button is used to reboot the system.
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the left handle of the SC847 chassis has five LEDs.
These LEDs provide you with critical information related to different parts of the
system. This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and any
corrective action you may need to take.
Power: Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power supply units. This
LED should normally be illuminated when the system is operating.
HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. SAS/SATA drive, and/or DVD-ROM drive
activity when flashing.
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NIC1: Indicates network activity on GLAN1 when flashing.
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NIC2: Indicates network activity on GLAN2 when flashing.
Overheat/Fan Fail: When this LED flashes, it indicates a fan failure. When continuously on (not flashing) it indicates an overheat condition, which may be caused
by cables obstructing the airflow in the system or the ambient room temperature
being too warm. Check the routing of the cables and make sure all fans are present and operating normally. You should also check to make sure that the chassis
covers are installed. Finally, verify that the heatsinks are installed properly. This
LED will remain flashing or on as long as the overheat condition exists.
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Power Failure: When this LED flashes, it indicates a failure in the redundant power
supply.
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Drive Carrier LEDs
The SC847 chassis uses SAS or SATA drives.
SAS/SATA Drives
Each SAS/SATA drive carrier has two LEDs.
•
Blue:
Solid on = Drive is present and available.
Blinking = Drive is actively being accessed.
Each Serial ATA drive carrier has a blue LED. When illuminated in a solid
on state, this blue LED (on the front of the SAS/SATA drive carrier) indicates
drive activity. A connection to the SAS/SATA backplane enables this LED to
blink on and off when that particular drive is being accessed.
•
Red:
Solid on = Drive failure
Blinking = RAID activity
When the red LED is blinking, it indicates that the system is either building,
initializing or rebuilding RAID.
SCSI Drives
This chassis does not support SCSI drives at this time.
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Chapter 4: Chassis Setup and Maintenance
Chapter 4
Chassis Setup and Maintenance
4-1
Overview
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform maintenance on the chassis. The only tool you will need to install components and perform
maintenance is a Phillips screwdriver. Print this chapter to use as a reference while
setting up your chassis.
!
Review the warnings and precautions listed in the manual before
setting up or servicing this chassis. These include information in
Chapter 2: System Safety and the warnings/precautions listed in the
setup instructions.
!
Safety Warning: Before performing any chassis setup or maintenance, it is recommended that the chassis be removed from the rack
and placed on a stable bench or table. For instructions on how to
uninstall the chassis from the rack, refer to Chapter 5 Rack Installation in this manual.
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Removing the Chassis Cover
3
2
12
2
12
Figure 4-1: Removing the Chassis Cover
Removing the Chassis Cover
1. Unplug the chassis from any power source
2. Remove the screws securing the cover to the chassis.
3. Lift the cover up and off the chassis.
!
Warning: Except for short periods of time, do NOT operate the
server without the cover in place. The chassis cover must be in
place to allow proper airflow and prevent overheating.
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Installing Removable Hard Drives
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1
Figure 4-2: Removing Hard Drive
Removing Hard Drive Carriers from the Chassis
1. Press the release button on the drive carrier. This extends the drive carrier
handle.
2. Use the handle to pull the drive carrier out of the chassis.
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Dummy Drive
Drive Carrier
Figure 4-3: Chassis Drive Carrier
The drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and removal
from the chassis. These carriers also help to promote proper airflow for the drive
bays.
!
Warning: Except for short periods of time (while swapping hard
drives), do not operate the server with the drives removed from
the chassis drive bays.
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1
Figure 4-4: Removing the Dummy Drive from the Carrier
!
Warning! Enterprise level hard disk drives are recommended
for use in Supermicro chassis and servers. For information on
recommended HDDs, visit the Supermicro Web site at http://
www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/files/storage/SAS-1-CompList-110909.pdf
Installing a Hard Drive to the Hard Drive Carrier
1. Remove the two screws securing the dummy drive to the drive carrier and
remove the dummy drive. Place the hard drive carrier on a flat surface such
as a desk, table or work bench.
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SAS/SATA
Hard Drive
4
4
Drive Carrier
Figure 4-5: Installing the Hard Drive into the Carrier
2. Slide the hard drive into the carrier with the printed circuit board side facing
down.
3. Carefully align the mounting holes in both the drive carrier and the hard drive.
4. Secure the hard drive to the carrier using six screws.
5. Replace the drive tray into the chassis. Make sure to close the drive carrier
handle to lock the drive carrier into place.
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Figure 4-6: Installing the Hard Drive
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Installing Optional Fixed Hard Drives
The SC847 chassis includes brackets for installing either one 3.5" fixed hard drive,
or two 2.5" fixed hard drives within the chassis. Each chassis can accomodate up
to two internal drive trays supporting up to two 3.5" hard drives or up to four 2.5"
hard drives. The tray part number is MCP-220-84701-0N.
Installing Fixed HDDs into the SC847 Chassis
1. Disconnect the chassis from any power source.
2. Remove the chassis cover as described in Section 4-2.
3. Remove the screw securing the motherboard node tray to the chassis.
4. Slide back the motherboard node tray to reveal the HDD mounting location on
the floor of the chassis.
Fixed HDD
Mounting
Location
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Figure 4-7: Sliding Back the Motherboard Node Tray
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Figure 4-8: Installing Single and Dual Hard Drives and the Bracket
Installing a 3.5" Single Hard Drive into the Bracket
1. Align the four round washers and four screws with the holes in the hard drive
and the holes in the bracket.
2. Secure the hard drive to the bracket using the screws and washers provided.
3. See the instructions below for installing the bracket onto the chassis.
Installing Dual 2.5" Hard Drives into the Bracket
1. Align the eight external tooth washers and eight screws with the holes in the
hard drive and the holes in the bracket.
2. Secure the hard drive to the bracket using the screws and washers provided.
3. See the instructions below for installing the bracket onto the chassis.
Installing the Bracket onto the Chassis
1. Align the holes in the bracket with the chassis standoffs.
2. Secure the bracket using the screw provided as shown in Figure 4-10.
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Figure 4-9: Motherboard Installation
4. Lay the motherboard on the chassis aligning the permanent and optional
standoffs
5. Secure the motherboard to the chassis using the rounded, Phillips head
screws. Do not exceed eight pounds of torque per square inch when tightening down the motherboard.
6. Secure the CPU(s), heatsinks, and other components to the motherboard as
described in the motherboard documentation.
7. Slide back the motherboard tray and connect the cables between the motherboard, backplane, chassis, front panel, and power supply, as needed. The
fans may be temporarily removed to allow access to the backplane ports.
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Figure 4-10: Slide Back the Motherboard Tray
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Installing the Motherboard
Permanent and Optional Standoffs
Standoffs prevent short circuits by securing space between the motherboard and
the chassis surface. The SC847 chassis includes permanent standoffs in locations
used by most motherboards. These standoffs accept the rounded Phillips head
screws included in the SC847 accessories packaging.
Some motherboards require additional screws for heatsinks, general components
and/or non-standard security. Optional standoffs are included to these motherboards. To use an optional standoff, you must place the hexagonal screw through
the bottom the chassis and secure the screw with the hexagon nut (rounded side
up).
M/B standoff
6-32 to 6-32
Figure 4-11: Chassis Standoffs
Installing the Motherboard
1. Review the documentation that came with your motherboard. Become familiar
with component placement, requirements, precautions, and cable connections.
2. Open the chassis cover and remove the chassis from any power source.
3. As required by your motherboard, install standoffs in any areas that do not
have a permanent standoff. To do this:
A. Place a hexagonal standoff screw through the bottom the chassis.
B. Secure the screw with the hexagon nut (rounded side up).
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Add-on Card/Expansion Slot Setup
SC847: The chassis includes I/O slots for expansion cards. The number of cards
used depends on your chassis model.
SC847 LP Models: Provides seven low-profile expansion card slots.
SC847 UIO Models: Provides three full-height/full-length slots, three low-profile
slots and includes a universal expansion card.
Expansion
Card Slots
Figure 4-12: SC825 LP model
Expansion Slot Setup in LP (Low Profile) Chassis
SC847 chassis include slots for expansion cards. The number of cards you can use
depends on your chassis model and motherboard model.
Installing Expansion cards in SC847 LP (Low Profile) Chassis
1. Disconnect the power supply, lay the chassis on a flat surface, and open the
chassis cover.
2. Remove the screw holding the cover in place for each low profile expansion
card slot you want to use. Keep this screw for later use.
3. Connect the expansion cards to the motherboard.
4. Secure each card to the chassis using the card's L-bracket and the screw
previously removed.
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Chapter 4: Chassis Setup and Maintenance
Expansion Slot Setup in U (Universal Output) Chassis
SC847 U model chassis accepts a slightly smaller "L" shaped motherboard to allow
for a universal expansion card. This universal output card allows the systems to
accept SAS, SCSI, IB, Ethernet, and other types of connections.
SC847 U chassis accepts three full-length, full-height add-on cards and the fourth
slot is used for the UI/O card. It includes a bracket that extends from the fan row to
the back of the chassis. This bracket provides support for the riser card.
Installing a Universal Input/Output Card in the SC847 U Model Chassis
1. Disconnect the power supply, lay the chassis on a flat surface, and open the
chassis cover.
2. Connect the universal input/output to the motherboard using the slots provided on the motherboard and the back panel.
3. Secure the card to the chassis using the four screws provided in the chassis
packaging.
The SC847 U model chassis includes three full-height/full-length slots and three
low-profile slots.
Installing Expansion Cards in the SC847 U Chassis
1. Disconnect the power supply, lay the chassis on a flat surface, and open the
chassis cover.
2. If you are using a universal input/output card, make sure it is installed before
continuing.
3. If you installing low profile add-on cards, remove the chassis air shroud.
4. Secure the card to the chassis using the four screws provided with the chassis packaging.
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4-6
Installing the Air Shroud
Figure 4-13: Air Shroud for SC847LP Chassis
Air shrouds concentrate airflow to maximize fan efficiency. The SC847 chassis air
shroud does not require screws for its installation. The SC847 air shroud is designed
with removeable break-away tabs that allow the air shroud to be adjusted to fit a
variety of motherboards.
Installing the Air Shroud
1. Disconnect the chassis from any power source and remove the chassis cover.
2. Place the air shroud in the chassis. The air shroud fits behind the fans and
beside to the power supply.
3. After checking the fit of the air shroud, remove any break-away tabs necessary to ensure a proper fit with the motherboard.
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Chapter 4: Chassis Setup and Maintenance
7
Checking the Server's Air Flow
Checking the Air Flow
1.Make sure there are no objects to obstruct airflow in and out of the server. In
addition, if you are using a front bezel, make sure the bezel's filter is
replaced periodically.
2. Do not operate the server without drives or drive trays in the drive bays. Use
only recommended server parts.
3. Make sure no wires or foreign objects obstruct air flow through the chassis. Pull
all excess cabling out of the airflow path or use shorter cables.
The control panel LEDs inform you of system status. See “Chapter 3: System
Interface” for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons.
In most cases, the chassis power supply and fans are pre-installed. If you need to
install fans continue to the Systems Fan section of this chapter. If the chassis will be
installed into a rack, continue to the next chapter for rack installation instructions
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4-8
System Fans
Seven hot-swappable, heavy-duty fans provide cooling for the chassis. These fans
circulate air through the chassis thereby lowering the chassis internal temperature.
Release Tab
Airflow
Direction
Indicator
Figure 4-14: System Fan
Replacing a System Fan
1. Open the chassis while the power is running to determine which fan has
failed. (Never run the server for an extended period of time with the chassis
cover open.)
2. Remove the failed fan's power cord from the serverboard.
3. Press the fan release tab to lift the failed fan from the chassis and pull it
completely out of the chassis.
4. Place the new fan into the vacant space in the housing while making sure the
arrows on the top of the fan (indicating airflow direction) point in the same
direction as the arrows on the other fans.
5. Check that the fan is working properly before replacing the chassis cover.
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Figure 4-15: Placing the System Fan
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4-9
Power Supply
The SC847 chassis has a 1400 Watt high-efficiency redundant power supply. This
power supply is auto-switching capable. This enables it to automatically sense and
operate at a 100v to 240v input voltage. An amber light will be illuminated on the
power supply when the power is off. An illuminated green light indicates that the
power supply is operating.
Redundant power supplies are hot-swappable, and can be changed without powering down the system. New units can be ordered directly from Supermicro (see
contact information in the Preface).
Release Tab
Figure 4-16: Power Supply Release Tab
Changing the Power Supply:
1. If your chassis includes a redundant power supply (at least two power modules), you can leave the server running and remove only one power supply. If
your server has only one power supply, you must power down the server and
unplug the power cord.
2. Push the release tab (on the back of the power supply) as illustrated.
3. Pull the power supply out using the handle provided.
4. Replace the failed power module with the same model.
5. Push the new power supply module into the power bay until you hear a click.
6. Plug the AC power cord back into the module and power up the server.
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Safety Information and Technical Specifications
Chapter 5
Cascading Configurations
5-1
Cascading Configuration Overview
The SC847 chassis backplanes can be configured in a variety of combinations for
different applications. The following sections will provide connectivity configuration
options specific to your system.
5-2
Parallel Connectivity for Performance
The following configuration increases the SC847's performance capabilities
by utilizing parallel connectivity with SAS or SATA hard drives and a single
expander backplane.
WWN
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2
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GND
GND
PRI_MO
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FAN
1
PWR
2
SAS-846EL
Figure 5-1: Parallel Connectivity for Increased Performance
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5-3 Parallel Connectivity for Performance with Mutiple
PCI Buses
The following configuration increases the SC847's performance capabilities using
multiple PCI buses. This configuration utilizes parallel connectivity with SAS or SATA
hard drives and a single expander backplane.
Chassis SC847-EL1
BAR CODE
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1
3
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GND
REV 1.02
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CBL-0281L
RAID Cards
CBL-0352L-LP
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GND
EC8
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GND
GND
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GND
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PRI_
MODE1
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Figure 5-2: Parallel Connectivity Using Multiple PCI Buses
5-2
Safety Information and Technical Specifications
5-4
Serial Connectivity for Increased Capacity
The following configuration increases the SC847's capacity. This configuration
utilizes SAS or SATA hard drives and a single expander backplane.
Chassis SC847-EL1
J
1
WWN
+
1
3
BAR CODE
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3
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5V_LED
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1
2
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OVERHEAT
FAIL1
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1
FANFAIL1
REMOTE_FAN_F
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AIL_SCOKET
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+5V
D E S I G NE D
IN U S A
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RAID Cards
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CBL-0281L
REMOTE_FAN_F
OVERHEAT
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A
C
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GND
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Figure 5-3: Serial Connectivity for Increased Capacity
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SC847 Chassis Manual
5-5
Serial Connectivity for Increased Capacity
The following configuration increases the SC847's capacity. This configuration
utilizes SAS or SATA hard drives and a single expander backplane.
Chassis SC847-EL1
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1
1
3
BAR CODE
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RAID Cards
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Figure 5-4: Serial Connectivity for Increased Capacity
5-4
Safety Information and Technical Specifications
5-6
Serial Connectivity for Redundancy
The following configuration provides redundancy for the SC847 system. This configuration utilizes SAS hard drives only, and a dual expander backplane.
SEC
J1
1
BAR CODE
3
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GND
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Figure 5-5: Serial Connectivity for Redundancy
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5-6 Serial Connectivity for Redundancy and
Performance with Multiple PCI Buses
The following configuration provides both redundancy and improved performance
for the SC847 system. This configuration utilizes SAS hard drives only, and a dual
expander backplane.
Chassis SC847-EL2
SEC
J1
+
1
BAR CODE
3
SEC_MODE4
+
+
C
+
A
C
A
1
FANFA
IL1
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AIL_SCOKET
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1
3
1
12V_LED
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A
C
1
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OVERHEAT
FAIL1
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+12V
1
2
WWN
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+
+
WWN
+
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SAS-826EL2
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GND
PRI
J0
CBL-0281L
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NB1
RSAS826EL
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+12V
GND
GND
GND
GND
+5V
+5V
DESI G N E D
SEC
J0
RAID
Card
RAID
Card
CBL-0281L
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J2
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EC2
0
+12V
GND
PWR
5
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
PWR
3 GND
+12V
GND
+5V
GND
+5V
EC8
PWR1
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+12V
GND
GND
PRI_MO
DE1
+5V
FAN2
PWR
4
FAN
1
PWR2
SAS-846EL2
Figure 5-6: Serial Connectivity for Redundancy/Performance w/Multi-PCI Buses
5-6
Safety Information and Technical Specifications
5-6
Supported Cascading Configuration Cabling
Refer to the chart below for information on the cables utilized in the preceding
cascading configurations.
Backplane Connectivity Cables
Part Number
Length
Description
CBL-0281L
75cm
SFF 8087 to SFF 8087 internal backplane cable.
CBL-0351L-LP
85cm
SAS 826EL1 BP 1-Port Internal Cascading Cable
CBL-0352L-LP
85cm
SAS 826EL2 BP 2-Port Internal Cascading Cable
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Notes
5-8
Chapter 5: Rack Installation
Chapter 6
Rack Installation
1
Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your chassis up and running.
Following these steps in the order given should enable you to have the system
operational within a minimal amount of time.
2
Unpacking the System
You should inspect the box which the chassis was shipped in and note if it was
damaged in any way. If the chassis itself shows damage, you should file a damage
claim with the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold your chassis. It should
be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated. Avoid areas where
heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated. The system needs
to be placed near a grounded power outlet. Be sure to read the Rack and Server
Precautions in the next section.
3
Preparing for Setup
The box your chassis was shipped in should include two sets of rail assemblies and
the mounting screws needed for installing the system into the rack. Also included
is an optional square hole to round hole converter bracket, for use in racks with
round mounting holes. Please read this section in its entirety before you begin the
installation procedure outlined in the sections that follow.
•
Choosing a Setup Location
Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the
front door completely (~25 inches).
•
•
Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for
sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
This product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated
equipment rooms, service closets and similar environments).
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!
4
Warning!
!
Warnings and Precautions
Rack Precautions
•
Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully extended to
the floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.
•
In single rack installations, stabilizers should be attached to the rack.
•
In multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
•
Always make sure that the rack is stable before extending a component from
the rack.
•
You should extend only one component at a time - extending two or more simultaneously may cause the rack to become unstable.
•
General Server Precautions
Review the electrical and general safety precautions that came with the components you are adding to your chassis.
•
Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you install the
rails.
•
•
Install the heaviest server components on the bottom of the rack first, and then
work upwards.
Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the server from
power surges, voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case of a
power failure.
•
Allow the hot plug hard drives and power supply modules to cool before touching them.
6-2
Chapter 5: Rack Installation
•
Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers
closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
6-5
Rack Mounting Considerations
Ambient Operating Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient temperature of the
room. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an
environment compatible with the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient temperature (TMRA).
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow required
for safe operation is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does not
arise due to uneven mechanical loading.
Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the
power supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits
might have on overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate
consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing
this concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself
should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (i.e. the use of power
strips, etc.).
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6-6
Rack Mounting Instructions
This section provides information on installing the chassis into a rack unit with the
rails provided. There are a variety of rack units on the market, which may mean
that the assembly procedure will differ slightly from the instructions provided. You
should also refer to the installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are
using. NOTE: This rail will fit a rack between 26.5" and 36.4" deep.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
The chassis package includes two rail assemblies in the rack mounting kit. Each
assembly consists of three sections: An inner chassis rail which secures directly to
the chassis, an outer rail that secures to the rack, and a middle rail which extends
from the outer rail. These assemblies are specifically designed for the left and right
side of the chassis.
Rail Assembly
(Shown with Rails
Retracted)
Outer Rail
Middle Rail
Locking Tab
This Side Faces
Outward
Inner Rail
Figure 6-1: Identifying the Outer Rail, Middle Rail and Inner Rails
(Left Rail Assembly Shown)
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Chapter 5: Rack Installation
Locking Tabs
Each inner rail has a locking tab. This tab locks the chassis into place when installed
and pushed fully into the rack. These tabs also lock the chassis in place when fully
extended from the rack. This prevents the server from coming completely out of
the rack when when the chassis is pulled out for servicing.
Releasing the Inner Rail
Releasing Inner Rail from the Outer Rails
1. Identify the left and right outer rail assemblies as described on page 5-4.
2. Pull the inner rail out of the outer rail until it is fully extended as illustrated
below.
3. Press the locking tab down to release the inner rail.
4. Pull the inner rail all the way out.
5. Repeat steps 1-3 for the second outer rail.
1
12
13
4
1
Figure 6-2: Extending and Releasing the Inner Rail
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Inner Rails
14
2
14
3
Figure 5-3: Installing the Inner Rails
Figure 6-4: Inner Rails Installed on the Chassis
Installing The Inner Rails on the Chassis
Installing the Inner Rails
1. Confirm that the left and right inner rails have been correctly identified.
2.
Place the inner rail firmly against the side of the chassis, aligning the hooks
on the side of the chassis with the holes in the inner rail.
3. Slide the inner rail forward toward the front of the chassis until the rail clicks
into the locked position, which secures the inner rail to the chassis.
4. Secure the inner rail to the chassis with the screws provided.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 above for the other inner rail.
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Chapter 5: Rack Installation
1
14
12
13
Figure 6-5: Extending and Releasing the Outer Rails
Installing the Outer Rails on the Rack
Installing the Outer Rails
1. Press upward on the locking tab at the rear end of the middle rail.
2. Push the middle rail back into the outer rail.
3. Hang the hooks of the front of the outer rail onto the slots on the front of
the rack. If necessary, use screws to secure the outer rails to the rack, as
illustrated above.
4. Pull out the rear of the outer rail, adjusting the length until it fits within the
posts of the rack.
5. Hang the hooks of the rear portion of the outer rail onto the slots on the rear
of the rack. If necessary, use screws to secure the rear of the outer rail to the
rear of the rack.
6. Repeat steps 1-5 for the remaining outer rail.
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Ball-Bearing
Shuttle
Figure 6-6: Installing into a Rack
Standard Chassis Installation
Installing the Chassis into a Rack
1. Confirm that the inner rails are properly installed on the chassis.
2. Confirm that the outer rails are correctly installed on the rack.
3. Pull the middle rail out from the front of the outer rail and make sure that the
ball-bearing shuttle is at the front locking position of the middle rail.
4. Align the chassis inner rails with the front of the middle rails.
5. Slide the inner rails on the chassis into the middle rails, keeping the pressure
even on both sides, until the locking tab of the inner rail clicks into the front of
the middle rail, locking the chassis into the fully extended position.
6. Depress the locking tabs of both sides at the same time and push the chassis
all the way into the rear of the rack.
7. If necessary for security purposes, use screws to secure the chassis handles
to the front of the rack.
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Chapter 5: Rack Installation
Optional Quick Installation Method
The following quick installation method may be used to install the chassis onto a
rack.
Installing the Chassis into a Rack
1. Install the whole rail assembly onto the rack as described on page 5-7.
2. Release the inner rail without retracting the middle rail.
3. Install the inner rails on the chassis as previously described on page 5-6.
4. Install the chassis onto the middle rail as described in the previous section.
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Adapters for Round and Threaded Hole Racks
The SC847 chassis includes adapter brackets for those customers using round hole
racks or racks with threaded holes size M5 or larger.
Installing the Adapter Bracket
1. Place the hooks of the front of the outer rail into the square holes of one of
the adapter brackets.
2. Place the hooks of the rear of the outer rail into the square holes of a second
adapter bracket.
3. Adjust the length of the outer rail to fit within the rack uprights.
4. Secure the front adapter bracket to the front of the rack using the screws
recommended by the rack manufacturer.
5. Secure the rear adapter bracket to the rear of the rack in the same manner.
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Appendix A: Chassis Cables
Appendix A
SC847 Cables and Hardware
A-1 Overview
This appendix lists supported cables for your chassis system. It only includes the
most commonly used components and configurations. For more compatible cables,
refer to the manufacturer of the motherboard you are using and our Web site at:
www.supermicro.com.
A-2 Cables Included with SC847 Chassis (SAS/SATA)
SC847
Type
Length
Description
CBL-0088L
Part #
Cable
9"
Seven each, 10.5", 4-pin middle fan
power extension (PWM)
CBL-0087
Ribbon,
Round
20"
16-pin to 16-pin ribbon cable for
control panel
CBL-0160L-
Cable
6'
Two each, regional power cords
CBL-0217L
Cable
22cm
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16-pin control panel converter cable
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A-3 Compatible Cables
These cables are compatible with the SC847 Chassis.
Alternate SAS/SATA Cables
Some compatible motherboards have different connectors. If your motherboard
has only one SAS connector that the SAS/SATA cables must share, use one of the
following cables. These cables must be purchased separately.
Cable Name: SAS Cable
Quantity: 1
Part #: CBL-0175L
Alt. Name: "Big Four"
Description: This cable has one SFF-8484 (32-pin) connector on one end and
four SAS connectors (7 pins each) at the other. This cable connects from the host
(motherboard or other controller) to the backplane SAS hard drive port.
Cable Name: SAS Cable
Quantity: 1
Part #: CBL-0116
Alt. Name: iPass or "Small Four"
Description: This cable has one iPass (SFF-8087/Mini-SAS) connector (36-pin) at
one end and four SAS connectors on one end. This cable connects from the
host (motherboard or other controller) to the backplane SAS hard drive port.
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Appendix A: Chassis Cables
Extending Power Cables
Although Supermicro chassis are designed with to be efficient and cost-effective,
some compatible motherboards have power connectors located in different areas.
To use these motherboards you may have to extend the power cables to the mother
boards. To do this, use the following chart as a guide.
Power Cable Extenders
Number of Pins
Cable Part #
Length
24-pin
CBL-0042
7.9” (20cm)
20-pin
CBL-0059
7.9” (20cm)
8-pin
CBL-0062
7.9” (20cm)
4-pin
CBL-0060
7.9” (20cm)
Front Panel to the Motherboard
The SC847 chassis includes a cable to connect the chassis front panel to the
motherboard. If your motherboard uses a different connector, use the following list
to find a compatible cable.
Front Panel to Motherboard Cable (Ribbon Cable)
Number of Pins
(Front Panel)
Number of Pins
(Motherboard
Cable Part #
16-pin
16-pin
CBL-0049
16-pin
20-pin
CBL-0048
20-pin
20-pin
CBL-0047
16-pin
various*
CBL-0068
20-pin
various*
CBL-0067
* Split cables: Use these cable if your motherboard requires several different connections from the front panel.
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A-4 Chassis Screws
The accessory box includes all the screws needed to set up your chassis. This
section lists and describes the most common screws used. Your chassis may not
require all the parts listed.
M/B
HARD DRIVE
Flat head
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Pan head
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, and FLOPPY DRIVE
Pan head
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Flat head
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Round head
M3 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Round head
M2.6 x 5 mm
[0.197]
RAIL
Flat head
M4 x 4 mm
[0.157]
Round head
M4 x 4 mm
[0.157]
Flat head
M5 x 12 mm[0.472]
Washer for M5
M/B STANDOFFS
M/B standoff
6-32 to 6-32
M/B (CPU)
standoff
M5 to 6-32
Thumb screw
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
A-4
1/U M/B standoff
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Appendix B: Power Supply Specifications
Appendix B
SC847 Power Supply Specifications
This appendix lists power supply specifications for your chassis system.
SC847
1400W
MFR Part #
PWS-1K41P-1R
AC Input
1100W: 100 - 140V, 50 - 60Hz, 9.5 - 13.5A
1400W: 180 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, 7.0 - 9.5A
DC Output 4A
+5V Standby
DC Output 92A @ 100-140V
+12V 116Ap @ 180-240V
With Distributor:
+5V 30A
+3.3V 24A
-12V 0.6Ap
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Notes
B-2
Appendix C: SAS-826A Backplane Specifications
Appendix C
SAS-826A Backplane Specifications
To avoid personal injury and property damage, carefully follow all the safety steps
listed below when accessing your system or handling the components.
1
ESD Safety Guidelines
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to your system, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following measures
are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing a component from the antistatic
bag.
•
Handle the backplane by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the card and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
2
General Safety Guidelines
•
Always disconnect power cables before installing or removing any components
from the computer, including the SAS-826A backplane.
•
Disconnect the power cable before installing or removing any cables from the
SAS-826A backplane.
•
Make sure that the SAS-826A backplane is securely and properly installed on
the motherboard to prevent damage to the system due to power shortage.
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3
An Important Note to Users
All images and layouts shown in this user's guide are based upon the latest PCB
Revision available at the time of publishing. The card you have received may or
may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
4
Introduction to the SAS-826A Backplane
The SAS-826A backplane has been designed to utilize the most up-to-date technology available, providing your system with reliable, high-quality performance.
This manual reflects SAS-826A Revision 1.00, the most current release available at
the time of publication. Always refer to the Supermicro Web site at www.supermicro.
com for the latest updates, compatible parts and supported configurations.
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Appendix C: SAS-826A Backplane Specifications
C-5 Front Connectors and Jumpers
12
1
+
B
110 1
2
B
D53
R3 25
AD 5 4
A
C94
R422
R423
C87
R425
C 285
C
C
C88
17
JP84
R P1
1
U24
C85
17
C271
32
33
16
R347
+
C86
C272
Y1
JP26
ACT0
ACT2
11
ACT7
ACT6
ACT3
14
C45
+
ACT5
ACT1
ACT4
I2C#2
C100
ACT8
ACT11
ACT10
ACT9
ACT_IN#8-11
48
R120
JP4 7
JP95
C107
C84
11
U18
BZ1
C32
JP52
I2C#3
R94
JP13
F2
F1
49
9
JSM1
SAS IN #1
BAR CODE
+
1
C33
F3
R330
A
C145
R336
ALARM#2
+
C
16
D36
4
R200
R201
C119
BUZZER RESET
JP45:OH#2 TEMP
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
JSM2
RT2
1
JP18
C
138
JP45
JP6 9
UPGRADE#1
R3 76
JP25:OH#1 TEMP
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
SAS IN #2
UPGRADE#2
+
JP84:MODE
1-2:SGPIO
2-3:I2C
JP2 5
U41
R123
+
R126
R63
JP35
C208
R2 26
C5
16
R98
U1
R2 57
+
C
U2
110
R249
+
1
JP46
D3
R6
DESIGNED IN USA
JP7 8
JSM3
4
C197
SAS IN #3
16
C 2 1 5ALARM#1
JP50
Y2
C213
C201
+
REV 1.00
A
R208
34
+
C 198
9072 RST
18
SAS826A
C 202
+
9071 RST
C1
19
1
11
C132
U40
22
12
33
23
ACT_IN#0-7
J P 3 7I2C#1
13
+
R1 41
15
Figure C-1: Front Connectors
Front Connectors
1. ACT_IN: JP26 and JP47
6. Power Connectors (4-pin): JP10,
JP13, and JP46
2. Chips: MG9071 and MG9072
7. iPass #1 JSM1
3. I2C Connector #1 JP37
8. iPass #2 JSM2
4. I2C Connector #2 JP95
9. iPass #3 JSM3
5. I2C Connector #3 JP52
10. Upgrade Connectors, JP69 and
JP78
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C-6 Front Connector and Pin Definitions
SAS Activity LED Header
Pin Definitions
#1. Activity LED Headers
The activity LED headers, designated JP26
Pin #
and JP47, are used to indicate the activity
1
ACT IN #0
6
ACT IN #4
2
ACT IN #1
7
ACT IN #5
3
ACT IN #2
8
ACT IN #6
4
ACT IN #3
9
ACT IN #7
5
Ground
10
Empty
status of each SAS drive. The activity LED
headers are located on the front panel. For the
activity lead headers to work properly, connect
to them using a 10-pin LED cable. This is only
Definition
Pin #
Definition
used when the activity LED is not supported
by the hard drive.
SAS Activity LED Header
Pin Definitions
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
ACT IN #8
6
ACT IN #12
2
ACT IN #9
7
ACT IN #13
3
ACT IN #10
8
ACT IN #14
4
ACT IN #11
9
ACT IN #15
5
Ground
10
Empty
#2. MG9071 and MG9072 Chips
The
MG9071
and
MG9072
are
enclosure management chips that support
the SES-2 controller and SES-2 protocols.
#3., #4., #5. I2C Connectors
I2C Connector
Pin Definitions
The I C connectors, designated JP37, JP52,
2
and JP95, are used to communicate to HDD
to support SES-2 protocol. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
Appendix C: SAS-826A Backplane Specifications
#6. Backplane Main Power Connectors
Backplane
Main Power
4-Pin Connector
The 4-pin connectors, designated JP10,
JP13, and JP46 provide power to the
Pin#
backplane. See the table on the right for
1
+12V
pin definitions.
2 and 3
Ground
4
+5V
#7., #8., #9. SAS Ports
The SAS ports are used to connect the SAS
drive cables. The 12 ports are designated
#0 - #11. Each port is also compatible with
SATA drives.
10. Upgrade Connectors
The upgrade connectors, designated JP69
and JP78, are used for manufacturer's diagnostic purposes only.
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Definition
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C-7 Front Jumper Locations and Pin Definitions
3 34 0
U
JP84
+
B
B
R423
R425
R422
C87
C 285
C
9
R120
1
BAR CODE
+
C85
C86
C272
J P 3 7I2C#1
JP26
C45
ACT2
ACT0
+
ACT6
I2C#2
17
C271
32
Y1
ACT4
ACT5
ACT1
ACT8
ACT11
ACT10
ACT9
ACT_IN#8-11
ACT7
ACT3
JP95
C107
C32
JP10
C84
JP4 7
U18
JP13
F2
F1
I2C#3
R94
C33
F3
+
1
A
R336
R330
C145
ALARM#2
U24
+
C
D36
4
R201
R200
C119
C138
JP45
33
C100
16
R347
JSM1
SAS IN #1
JSM2
RT2
1
JP18
48
JP69
UPGRADE#1
R3 76
ACT_IN#0-7
+
R1 41
Figure C-2: Front Jumpers
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the backplane,
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
jumpers can be used to choose between
optional settings. Jumpers create shorts
between two pins to change the function
Jumper
of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with
a square solder pad on the printed circuit
board. Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
Setting
means the jumper is on and "Open" means
the jumper is off the pins.
Jumper Settings
Jumper
RP1
49
BUZZER RESET
JP45:OH#2 TEMP
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
JP52
C
C88
D53
R3 25
AD 5 4
A
C94
1
JP25:OH#1 TEMP
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
SAS IN #2
UPGRADE#2
+
JP84:MODE
1-2:SGPIO
2-3:I2C
R424
JP84
R123
JP35
JSM3
+
C1
JP50
SAS IN #3
+
R63
R208
34
JP18
C5
C197
JP2 5
U41
U1
C208
R2 26
R2 57
+
1
JP46
R98
U2
DESIGNED IN USA
R249
4
C44
R6
JP35
JP7 8
C 201
A
C
R126
C 2 1 5ALARM#1
D3
C132
22
12
9072 RST
Y2
+
REV 1.00
+
9071 RST
11
+
C 198
SAS826A
C 202
23
JP50
1
Jumper Settings
Note
JP35
Open: Default
Closed: Reset
MG9072 Chip Reset #1
JP50
Open: Default
Closed: Reset
MG9071 Chip Reset #2
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Appendix C: SAS-826A Backplane Specifications
I2C and SGPIO Modes and Jumper Settings
This backplane can utilize I2C or SGPIO. SGPIO is the default mode and can be
used without making changes to your jumpers. The following information details
which jumper must be configured to use SGPIO mode or restore your backplane
to I2C mode.
Jumper Settings: SGPIO (Default) and I2C
Jumper
JP84
SGPIO (Default) Setting
1-2: SGPIO mode enable
C-7
I2C Setting
C-3: I C mode enable
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Front LED Indicators
SAS826A
C 202
C44
JP2 5
JP84:MODE
1-2:SGPIO
2-3:I2C
JP84
+
B
1
D53
B
R123
+
R63
R422
R423
R424
R425
C 285
C
C
C88
D53
R3 25
AD 5 4
A
C94
U41
C87
R6
R98
U2
C1
R208
34
A
C
C132
D3
R132
REV 1.00
C 2 1 5ALARM#1
+
9071 RST
R126
U40
22
12
33
23
JP50
1
16
R347
17
32
C100
+
C85
Y1
C45
ACT2
ACT0
ACT1
+
I2C#1
JP26
ACT8
ACT11
ACT10
ACT9
ACT_IN#8-11
I2C#2
ACT7
ACT6
ACT3
ACT5
JP95
C107
C84
U18
JP10
C32
BZ1
R94
C33
F3
F2
F1
JP52
I2C#3
JP4 7
ACT4
BAR CODE
+
1
A
R336
ALARM#2
R330
BUZZER RESET
JP45:OH#2 TEMP
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
C145
+
C197
R120
C
D36
4
R201
+
JP18
C138
JP45
C5
+
R200
1
R337
+
1
ACT_IN#0-7
+
R1 41
Figure C-3: Front LEDs
Front Panel LEDs
LED
State
Specification
D53
On
Indicates +5V power. Light is on during
normal operation.
D54
On
Indicates +12V power. Light is on during
normal operation.
C-8
RP1
49
D54
9
JSM1
RT2
C208
R2 26
R2 57
R249
4
JP46
SAS IN #1
JSM2
UPGRADE#2
JSM3
C 201
JP69
UPGRADE#1
R3 76
JP25:OH#1 TEMP
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
SAS IN #2
SAS IN #3
C213
+
U1
DESIGNED IN USA
JP7 8
48
33
9072 RST
Y2
JP35
1
11
+
C 198
Appendix C: SAS-826A Backplane Specifications
C-8 Rear Connectors and LED Indicators
C
SAS #7
SAS/SATA HHD #7
SAS/SATA HHD #2
SAS #8
SAS/SATA HHD #8
SAS #3
SAS/SATA HHD #3
SAS #9
SAS/SATA HHD #9
SAS #4
SAS/SATA HHD #4
SAS #10
SAS/SATA HHD #10
SAS #5
SAS/SATA HHD #5
SAS #11
SAS/SATA HHD #11
Rear LED Indicators
Hard Drive Activity
Failure LED
SAS #0
D12
D5
SAS #1
D13
D6
SAS #2
D14
D7
SAS #3
D15
D8
SAS #4
D18
D19
SAS #5
D21
D20
SAS #6
D22
D23
SAS #7
D24
D29
SAS #8
D25
D30
SAS #9
D26
D31
SAS #10
D27
D32
SAS #11
D28
D33
FAIL#9
SAS/SATA HHD #1
SAS #2
C
A
A
SAS #1
ACT#9
SAS/SATA HHD #6
C
SAS #6
D26
D31R175
R180
SAS/SATA HHD #0
C-9
CA
SAS Drive
Number
SAS #0
Rear LED
D27
Rear
Connector
C
#9
Rear SAS/SATA Connectors
SAS Drive
Number
R176
ACT#10R181 FAIL#10
R165
FAIL#6
C
A
R164
ACT#6
D22
C
A
A
SAS
Figure C-4: Rear Connectors and LEDs
Rear
Connector
D26
D31
J18
SAS #9
J18
A
FAIL#7
A
SAS
#10
D23
#6
CA
A
A
FAIL#3
A
J13
D29
R177
R182
ACT#11
FAIL#11
ACT#7
C
D24
C
D22
D23
SAS
J19
SAS #10
J19
R178
C
R179
FAIL#8
C
A
SAS
#11
J15
SAS
D28
D33
D27
D32
J20
SAS #11
J20
D32
D28
D33
ACT#8
D25
D30
R297
R88
R90
SAS #6
J13
R1 74
#7
ACT#3
C
D15 C
D8
SAS
#3
R298
R96
FAIL#4
AC
J4
SAS #3
J4
SAS
#8
Q33
R299
R300
ACT#4
D18
C
D19
A
D15
D8
FAIL#0
A C
J1
SAS
#4
ACT#0
C
A
SAS
#0
D12
R83
D5R85
REV 1.00
Q32
J9
SAS #4
J9
D6
SAS826A
D18
D19
FAIL#1
D13
D6
D12
D5
D25
D30
D24
D29
J17
SAS #8
J17
SAS #7
J15
D20
#5
A
A
#1
SAS
C
AC
D13
T#1
R84
R87
SAS
J11
C
#2
SAS #5
J11
C
A
FAIL#2
A
D7
FAIL#5
ACT#5
C
A
C
A
D21
R150
R149
D14
R89
R86
SAS
J2
SAS #1
J2
SAS #0
J1
D21
D20
ACT#2
C
A
D14
D7
J3
SAS #2
J3
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Notes
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Appendix D: SAS-846A Backplane Specifications
Appendix D
SAS-846A Backplane Specifications
To avoid personal injury and property damage, carefully follow all the safety steps
listed below when accessing your system or handling the components.
ESD Safety Guidelines
1
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to your system, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following measures
are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing a component from the antistatic
bag.
•
Handle the backplane by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the backplane and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in
use.
2
General Safety Guidelines
•
Always disconnect power cables before installing or removing any components
from the computer, including the backplane.
•
Disconnect the power cable before installing or removing any cables from the
backplane.
•
Make sure that the backplane is securely and properly installed on the motherboard to prevent damage to the system due to power shortage.
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3
A Note to Users
All images and layouts shown in this user's guide are based upon the latest PCB
Revision available at the time of publishing. The card you have received may or
may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
4
Introduction to the SAS-846A Backplane
The SAS-846A backplane has been designed to utilize the most up-to-date technology available, providing your system with reliable, high-quality performance.
This manual reflects SAS-846A Revision 1.00, the most current release available at
the time of publication. Always refer to the Supermicro Web site at www.supermicro.
com for the latest updates, compatible parts and supported configurations.
D-2
Appendix D: SAS-846A Backplane Specifications
D-5 Front Connectors and Components
113
C283
JP18
JP106
CH#20~23
JSM6
U24
+
+
U63
C
A
D5 3
C
+
BZ1
C44
18
C20
R127
R184
C149
C106
R183
DESIGNED IN USA
C3
UPGRADE#1
C19
JP3 7
JP9 5
I2C#1
I2C#2
13
#1
F5
MH12
17
17
F4
3
JP62:FAN#2 SELECT
JP63:FAN#3 SELECT
2-3:NO FAN
JP64:FAN#4
SELECT
REV: 1.00
1-2:WITH FAN
#0
17
Front Connectors and Components
Chip: MG9072
Upgrade Connectors: JP69, JP78 and JP115
ACT_IN: JP26, JP47, and JP108
I2C Connector #1 (JP37) and #2 (JP95)
I2C Connector #3 (JP52) and #4 (JP96)
I2C Connector #5 (JP116) and #6 (JP117)
Power Connectors (4-pin): JP10, JP13, JP46, JP48, JP109, and JP110
iPass Connector CH# 0-3, JSM1
iPass Connector CH# 4-7, JSM2
iPass Connector CH# 8-11, JSM3
iPass Connector CH# 12-15, JSM4
iPass Connector CH# 16-19, JSM5
iPass Connector CH# 20-23, JSM6
D-3
4
R220
JP10
SAS846A
C5
MH13
FA N # 4
JP6 0
1
JP6 4
JP61:FAN#1 SELECT
1
+
4
C26
1
FA N # 2
17
7
JP2 6
F6
JP5 8
J SM 1
CH#0~3
C119
1
#2
+
Figure D-1: Front Components
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
C
D5 4
R3 24
+
JP13
17
17
R405
R404
ACT_IN#0-7
R403
R305
#12
JP84:MODE 12:SGPIO
2-3:I2C
4
5
6
3
JP6 3
C19
4
C35
R218
1
4
MH14
#18
C258
MH15
C19
3
+
JP6 2
JP46
+5V
D8 9
#3
0
1
2
FA N # 3
#13
C319
GND
1
3
GND
C285
+12V
+5V
CA
C89
12
I2C#3
1
3
GND
D3 6
R367
8
JP48
GND
JP109
C202
+12V
R167
C136 R168
C318
+
F2 0
J P110
F19
JP5 4
+
ACT_IN#8-15
F14
JP61
1
4
15
J P108
C32
8
C135
22
23
R217
FA N # 1
+
18
19
5
14
C2 0 1
JP4 7
JP9 6
9 10 11 J P 5 2
A
R10
5
JP6 9
R624
20
21
C
#4
R57
+
U91
12 13 14 15
D3
CA
+
J SM 2
R219
J P117
19
C241
12
D5 1
C271
C272
CH#4~7
C84
R591
R623
16
17
I2C#6
#19
C20
0
ACT_IN#16-23
I2C#5
J P116
R3 44
R619
13
#14
+
R4 15
C 18182R 4 14
R
R
R1
11
41
8
Y1
C198
+
13
C229
#20
CA
C173
C213
Y2
C20
4
16
C32
4
R1 13
JP50:9072#2 RESET
1-2: RESET
2-3: NO RESET
+
#9
C212
D4 9
+
C45
CH#12~15
JSM4
C20
6
CA
R3 25
D6 4
#15
+
D4 7
#5
+
#10
JP3 5
JP5 0
JP1 0 0
CA
A
JP78
C33
7
JP9 9
JP9 8
1
3
R494
UPGRADE#3
JP115
#21
C32
9
1
JP97
D4 5
A
JP35:9072#1 RESET
1-2: RESET
2-3: NO RESET
1
JP97:FAN#1 SELECT
JP98:FAN#2 SELECT
JP99:FAN#3 SELECT
JP100:FAN#4 SELECT
1-2:WITH FAN
2-3:NO FAN
R423
12
+
J SM 5
C19
9
+
111
#16
Y3
C243
R270
16
+
JP25:OH#1 TEMP.
OPEN:45 C
1-2:50 C
2-3:55 C
11
C85
C32
3
C282
CH#8~11
C2
10
93
7
U2
+
R425
12
1
#22
C32
5
+
+
J P105
64
U73
49
1
+
10
1
JSM3
C327
D1 16
D1 13
OPEN:45
C
JP45:OH#2
1-2:50 TEMP.
C
2-3:55
C
#17
JP129:9072#3 RESET
1-2: RESET
2-3: NO RESET
JP25
+
JP4 5
JP107:OH#3 TEMP.
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
#11
JP129
1
1
3
+
JP1 0 7
1
3
C35
9
BUZZER RESET
#23
C33
20
6
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Front Connector and Pin Definitions
1. MG9072 Chip
The MG9072 is an enclosure management
chip that supports the SES-2 controller and
SES-2 protocols.
2. Upgrade Connectors
The upgrade connectors are designated JP69,
JP78, and JP115 and are used for manufacturer's diagnostic purposes only.
3. Activity LED Header
The activity LED header, designated JP26,
JP47 and JP108, is used to indicate the activity status of each SAS drive. The Activity LED
Header is located on the front panel. For the
Activity LED Header to work properly, connect
using a 10-pin LED cable.
I2C Connector
Pin Definitions
4., 5., 6. I2C Connectors
The I2C Connectors, designated JP37, JP95,
Pin# Definition
JP52,
are
1
Data
to support
2
Ground
SES-2 protocol. See the table on the right
3
Clock
for pin definitions.
4
No Connection
JP96,
JP116,
and
used to communicate to HDD
JP117,
Backplane
Main Power
4-Pin Connector
7. Backplane Main Power Connectors
The 4-pin connectors, designated JP10, JP13,
JP46, JP48, JP109, and JP110, provide power
Pin#
to the backplane. See the table on the right for
1
+12V
pin definitions.
2 and 3
Ground
4
+5V
D-4
Definition
Appendix D: SAS-846A Backplane Specifications
D-7 Front Jumper Locations and Pin Definitions
JP18
C359
BUZZER RESET
C283
JP18
JP106
CH#20~23
JSM6
U24
JP129
JP1 0 7
1
3
+
JP50
#10
JP50:9072#2 RESET
1-2: RESET
2-3: NO RESET
D4 9
CA
D5 1
D3
CA
A
C
+
D5 4
C R3 24
BZ1
R3 25
+
#4
U19
R1 27
C106
JP84:MODE 12:SGPIO
2-3:I2C
C20
R184
C149
R183
R3 44
C44
+
C1 3 5
DESIGNED IN USA
#3
R10
R57
5
+
C89
R624
C241
C19
C229
R619
5
JP6 9
C3
+
Y2
UPGRADE#1
C213
R367
C2 0 1
#2
#14
#20
D5 3
#5
C272
CH#4~7
C136
R168
C212
U40
CA
C
JP84
J SM 2
R1 48
Y1
#9
C20
6
D4 7
D8 9
C271
C 8 8 R 1 11
R1 12
#15
C20
4
R1 13
R 4 1145
+
CH#12~15
JSM4
+
CA
CA
C
45
D6 4
JP78
C33
7
D3 6
A
R167
R494
JP25:OH#1 TEMP.
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50 C
2-3:55 C
+
J P105
J SM 3
C198
JP99:FAN#3
JP98:FAN#2 SELECT
JP100:FAN#4 SELECT 12:WITH FAN
2-3:NO FAN
UPGRADE#3
JP115
#21
C32
9
1
3
JP97:FAN#1 SELECT
C173
1
JP3 5
JP5 0
JP9 7
JJPP100
98
JP9 9
JP35
+
J SM 5
C19
9
+
U63
#16
Y3
C28
2
CH#8~11
+
JP35:9072#1 RESET
1-2: RESET
2-3: NO RESET
R423
16
#22
D4 5
A
A
C
#11
C243
R270
R425
+
C32
3
C32
5
+
+
JP45:OH#2 TEMP.
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
+
C85
64
U73
49
1
JP4 5
C2
10
93
7
+
C327
D1 16
D1 13
#17
JP129:9072#3 RESET
1-2: RESET
2-3: NO RESET
U2
JP129
+
JP25
1
3
#23
C33
20
6
+
JP97
JP98
JP99
JP100
JP107:OH#3 TEMP.
OPEN:45 C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
J SM 1
C32
4
+
+
CH#0~3
C20
0
C318
JP3 7
JP9 5
I2C#1
FA N # 4
JP6 0
4
1
JP61:FAN#1 SELECT
JP6 4
1
R220
+
SAS846A
JP10
F5
FA N # 2
R305
C258
MH13
#1
I2C#2
4
C5
4
7
JP2 6
F6
3
#12
#18
JP5 8
C26
1
JP13
1
MH14
1
C35
R218
+5V
MH15
JP6 3
C19
4
JP6 2
JP46
+5V
4
5
6
3
FA N # 3
C19
3
1
3
GND
C285
GND
1
GND
I2C#3
JP48
GND
+12V
JP109
C202
+12V
10 11 J P 5 2
+
JP1 1 0
JP61
9
#13
C319
F19
+
F2 0
F14
JP61
R217
JP5 4
+
0
1
2
8
23
J P108
C32
8
1
4
JP4 7
C119
JP9 6
R219
19
J P117
FA N # 1
22
R405
R404
ACT_IN#0-7
R403
I2C#6
#19
+
18
ACT_IN#8-15
C84
R591
R623
I2C#5
J P116
20
21
+
U91
12 13 14 15
ACT_IN#16-23
16
17
F4
1-2:WITH FAN
3
JP62:FAN#2 SELECT
JP63:FAN#3 SELECT
JP64:FAN#4 SELECT
2-3:NO FAN
REV: 1.00
#0
JP63
JP64
MH12
MH11
JP62
Figure D-2: Front Jumpers
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the backplane,
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
jumpers can be used to choose between
optional settings. Jumpers create shorts
between two pins to change the function
of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with
Jumper
a square solder pad on the printed circuit
board. Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open" means
Setting
the jumper is off the pins.
Jumper Settings
Jumper
Jumper Setting
Notes
JP35
1-2: Reset
2-3: Normal (Default)
MG9072 Chip Reset #1
JP50
1-2: Reset
2-3: Normal (Default)
MG9072 Chip Reset #2
JP129
1-2: Reset
2-3: Normal (Default)
MG9072 Chip Reset #3
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Fan Jumper Settings
This backplane can use up to four fans. To utilize each fan, you must configure
both jumpers as indicated below.
Fan Jumper Settings
Jumper
Jumper Settings
Note
JP61
1-2: With Fan (Default)
2-3: No Fan
FAN#1
JP97
1-2: With Fan (Default)
2-3: No Fan
FAN#1
JP62
1-2: With Fan (Default)
2-3: No Fan
FAN#2
JP98
1-2: With Fan (Default)
2-3: No Fan
FAN#2
JP63
1-2: With Fan (Default)
2-3: No Fan
FAN#3
JP99
1-2: With Fan (Default)
2-3: No Fan
FAN#3
JP64
1-2: With Fan (Default)
2-3: No Fan
FAN#4
JP100
1-2: With Fan (Default)
2-3: No Fan
FAN#4
I2C and SGPIO Modes and Jumper Settings
This backplane can utilize I2C or SGPIO. SGPIO is the default mode and can be
used without making changes to your jumper. The following information details
which jumper must be configured to use SGPIO mode or restore your backplane
to I2C mode.
SGPIO Setting (Default)
Jumper
JP84
SGPIO Jumper Setting (Default)
1-2
I2C Jumper Setting
2-3
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Appendix D: SAS-846A Backplane Specifications
Front LED Indicators
A D45
JP1 0 7
1
3
C35
9
BUZZER RESET
U24
+
+
1
D3
CA
A
#10
3
JP3 5
JP5 0
R113
JP50:9072#2 RESET
1-2: RESET
2-3: NO RESET
C88
C
+
D5 4
C R3 24
BZ1
+
JP84:MODE 12:SGPIO
2-3:I2C
C20
C149
R167
C136 R168
C212
U40
#4
U19
C272
J SM 2
C44
C198
#9
DESIGNED IN USA
#3
R10
C213
R57
5
+
C89
R624
C241
C19
C229
R619
5
JP6 9
C3
+
Y2
UPGRADE#1
C20
6
R3 25
C271
CH#4~7
C135
R41
4
R11
R1 48
1
Y1
R11
2 3 44
R
+
#15
R367
C2 0 1
#2
#14
#20
D5 3
C106
R127
JP9 7
JP9 8
JP9 9
JP1 0
0
CH#12~15
JSM4
+
C20
4
D5 1
+
C
45
D6 4
JP78
C33
7
CA
C173
R494
UPGRADE#3
JP115
#21
C32
9
1
JP97:FAN#1 SELECT
JP98:FAN#2 SELECT
JP99:FAN#3 SELECT
JP100:FAN#4 SELECT
1-2:WITH FAN
2-3:NO FAN
C19
9
+
R423
+
J SM 5
D4 9
#5
JP35:9072#1 RESET
1-2: RESET
2-3: NO RESET
C243
R270
R425
R424
#16
Y3
CA
C
C85
U63
16
#22
C32
5
+
D4 7
D8 9
U2
C32
3
CA
CA
A
J SM 3
C2
10
93
7
+
+
C327
64
U73
49
1
+
D3 6
C
JP25
+
CA
D4 5
A
C
A
JP25:OH#1 TEMP.
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50 C
2-3:55 C
+
C 2 8 2 J P105
CH#8~11
#17
JP129:9072#3 RESET
1-2: RESET
2-3: NO RESET
D36
A
R184
JP129
+
D1 16
D1 13
JP45:OH#2 TEMP.
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
#11
1
3
+
JP4 5
JP107:OH#3 TEMP.
OPEN:45
C
1-2:50
C
2-3:55
C
C
D3
CA
C283
JP18
JP106
CH#20~23
JSM6
#23
C33
20
6
CA D51
D89
CA D49
CA D47
J SM 1
C32
4
+
+
CH#0~3
C20
0
J P117
J P108
C19
3
JP6 3
C19
4
1
3
7
#1
JP2 6
I2C#2
SAS846A
JP10
F5
MH13
FA N # 4
4
R220
+
C5
FA N # 2
JP6 0
1
JP6 4
JP61:FAN#1 SELECT
1
F6
JP3 7
JP9 5
I2C#1
4
C26
1
JP13
C258
R305
#12
JP5 8
C35
R218
1
4
MH14
#18
1
JP6 2
JP46
+5V
C285
GND
+5V
4
5
6
3
FA N # 3
#13
JP48
GND
1
3
+12V
JP109
GND
8
I2C#3
+
C202
MH15
GND
10 11 J P 5 2
C319
F19
F2 0
J P110
+12V
9
F14
JP61
C318
+
4
JP5 4
JP9 6
R217
FA N # 1
C32
8
1
22
23
0
1
2
R219
#19
+
18
19
JP4 7
C119
I2C#6
20
21
R405
R404
ACT_IN#0-7
R403
J P116
+
ACT_IN#8-15
C84
R591
R623
16
17
I2C#5
+
U91
12 13 14 15
ACT_IN#16-23
MH12
F4
3
JP62:FAN#2 SELECT
JP63:FAN#3 SELECT
2-3:NO FAN
JP64:FAN#4
SELECT
REV: 1.00
1-2:WITH FAN
#0
MH11
Figure D-3: Front LEDs
Front Panel LEDs
LED
State
Specification
D45
On
Failure in Fan #1
D47
On
Failure in Fan #2
D49
On
Failure in Fan #3
D51
On
Failure in Fan #4
D3
On
Alarm #1: Overheat/drive failure in Channel
1
D36
On
Alarm #2: Overheat/drive failure in Channel
2
D89
On
Alarm #3: Overheat/ in Channel 3
D53
Off
+5V : Backplane power failure. Light is on
during normal operation.
D54
Off
+12V : Backplane power failure. Light is on
during normal operation.
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D-8 Rear Connectors and LED Indicators
AC
FAIL#23
D121 D120
R512
R514
ACT#22
D111
C
C
R468
ACT#21
AC
FAIL#21
J4 3
AC
R467
SAS
D109
A
ACT#20
#21
A
R466
D3 9
A
J3 3
Q35
#20
AC
SAS
J3 7
#19
J2 1
J3 5
SAS
#18
Figure D-4: Rear Connectors and LEDs
C
ACT#0
D12
R83
ACT #0
AC
R85
D5
FAIL#0
FAIL #0
A
Rear SAS/SATA Connectors
Rear
Connector
SAS Drive
Number
Rear
Connector
SAS Drive
Number
SAS #0
SAS/SATA HDD #1
SAS #12
SAS/SATA HDD #13
SAS #1
SAS/SATA HDD #2
SAS #13
SAS/SATA HDD #14
SAS #2
SAS/SATA HDD #3
SAS #14
SAS/SATA HDD #15
SAS #3
SAS/SATA HDD #4
SAS #15
SAS/SATA HDD #16
SAS #4
SAS/SATA HDD #5
SAS #16
SAS/SATA HDD #17
SAS #5
SAS/SATA HDD #6
SAS #17
SAS/SATA HDD #18
SAS #6
SAS/SATA HDD #7
SAS #18
SAS/SATA HDD #19
SAS #7
SAS/SATA HDD #8
SAS #19
SAS/SATA HDD #20
SAS #8
SAS/SATA HDD #9
SAS #20
SAS/SATA HDD #21
SAS #9
SAS/SATA HDD #10
SAS #21
SAS/SATA HDD #22
SAS #10
SAS/SATA HDD #11
SAS #22
SAS/SATA HDD #23
SAS #11
SAS/SATA HDD #12
SAS #23
SAS/SATA HDD #24
D-8
AC
SAS #18
#12
FAIL#18
SAS
AC
A
SAS #12
C
ACT#18
R250
R213
D40
D37
J1 3
R92
SAS
#6
D102
R460
R464
A D107
C
A
T#12
FAIL#12
D22
C D23
AC
R164
R165
CT#6
FAIL#6
R83
R85
A
SAS #6
A
SAS #19
FAIL#19
AC
AC
J2 7
1.00
J1
#0
C
ACT#19
FAIL#13
FAIL#7
AC
A R173
R251
R214
D41
D38
D24
D29
SAS
#13
A
D104
D108
R461
R465
C
A
ACT#13
C
ACT#7
R178
SAS #13
D106
R463
R109
SAS
FAIL#20
R215
F
AIL#14
SAS #20
SAS
#14
D110
D42
C
AC
R253
ACT#14
FAIL#8
J1 5
D12
D5
R EV:
R91
SAS
SAS
#7
C
AC
CT#0
FAIL#0
SAS846A
SAS #0
AC
FAIL#1
A
SAS #7
AC
R511
FAIL#22
A
C75
R84
R87
Q13
Q14
J2
#1
D118 C
A D119
R510
J4 5
R435
SAS #21
J2 8
A
D13
D6
C
A
ACT#1
SAS
SAS #1
C
ACT#23
SAS
#22
D87
D88
C
AC
R428
ACT#15
F
AIL#15
J3 1
SAS
#15
D3 0
SAS #14
J1 7
C 3 6 5C 368
D25
R174
SAS
#8
SAS #22
C
AC
ACT#8
R179
A
A
J3 4
D26
D31
R180
SAS #15
D7
SAS #8
J3
C
AC
R175
ACT#9 FAIL#9
SAS
#2
SAS
#16
A
J1 8
J4 4
D100
D103
C
AC
R176
F
SAS #2
D27
D32
SAS
#9
D14
C
AC
ACT#2
R86
F
AIL#2
R89
R457
ACT#16 F
C
AC
ACT#10
F
R90
A
SAS #9
SAS
#23
R459
A
SAS #16
R88
J4
A
AIL#16
R181
J1 9
D15
D8
C
AC
ACT#3
SAS
#3
F
AIL#17
SAS #23
J3 6
#17
AIL#10
SAS
#10
D1 0 5
R462
SAS
R182
A
SAS #10
AIL#3
SAS #3
R458
D3
3
A
A
F
AIL#11
D1 9
R96
C
SAS #17
J2 0
#11
D101
SAS
ACT#17
R177
ACT#11
FAIL#4
J9
A
D18
SAS
D28
R149
R95
ACT#4
#4
D2 0
SAS #11
J1 1
C
AC
SAS #4
C
D21
R150
ACT#5
#5
C
AC
C
A
C
A
F
AIL#5
SAS
SAS #5
Appendix D: SAS-846A Backplane Specifications
Rear LED Indicators
Rear LED
Hard Drive Activity
Failure LED
SAS #0
D12
D5
SAS #1
D13
D6
SAS #2
D14
D7
SAS #3
D15
D8
SAS #4
D18
D19
SAS #5
D21
D20
SAS #6
D22
D23
SAS #7
D24
D29
SAS #8
D25
D30
SAS #9
D26
D31
SAS #10
D27
D32
SAS #11
D28
D33
SAS #12
D40
D37
SAS #13
D41
D38
SAS #14
D42
D39
SAS #15
D87
D88
SAS #16
D100
D103
SAS #17
D101
D105
SAS #18
D102
D107
SAS #19
D104
D108
SAS #20
D106
D109
SAS #21
D111
D110
SAS #22
D118
D119
SAS #23
D120
D121
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Notes
D-10
Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
Appendix E
SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
To avoid personal injury and property damage, carefully follow all the safety steps
listed below when accessing your system or handling the components.
1
ESD Safety Guidelines
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to your system, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following measures
are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing a component from the antistatic
bag.
•
Handle the backplane by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the backplane and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in
use.
2
General Safety Guidelines
•
Always disconnect power cables before installing or removing any components
from the computer, including the SAS-826EL series backplane.
•
Make sure that the backplane is properly and securely on the motherboard to
prevent damage to the system due to power outages.
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3
An Important Note to Users
All images and layouts shown in this user's guide are based upon the latest backplane revision available at the time of publishing. The card you have received may
or may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
4
Introduction to the SAS-826EL Backplane
The SAS-826EL backplane has been designed to utilize the most up-to-date technology available, providing your system with reliable, high-quality performance.
This manual reflects SAS-826EL Revision 1.02, the most current release available
at the time of publication. Always refer to the Supermicro Web site at
www.supermicro. com for the latest updates, compatible parts and supported
configurations.
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Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
Front Connectors and Jumpers
+
WWN
GND
GND
GND
A
1
2
12
17
+
GND
5 V_ LE D
C
A
GND
+5V
SAS826EL
19
+
GND
3
P R I _ MO DE 142 V _ L E D
A
C
C
+
+
18
B U ZZE R _ E
NB1
+12V
+12V
13
WWN
1
1
C
1
A
R E M O T E_ FA N _ FA I L
_ S C O K E T FA N FA I
L1
BAR CODE
SEC _ MOD
E4
+
1
2
1
3
OVERHEATFAIL
1
+5V
+12V
3
1
+
+
+
+
+
12 1
+
14
+
E-5
+5V
14 14 15
16
R EV 1 . 0 2
DESI G N ED I N U S A
15
15
Figure E-1: SAS-826EL2 Connectors and Components
Front Connectors
1. EPP connectors: J16 and J17
6. Primary SAS connectors: PRI_J0
2. Primary and secondary flash
chips
7. Primary SAS connectors: PRI_J1
8. Secondary SAS connectors:
SEC_J0 (not available in EL1
single port backplane)
3. Primary and secondary expander
chips
9. Secondary SAS connectors:
SEC_J1 (not available in EL1
single port backplane)
4. Power connectors: PWR0,
PWR1, and PWR3
5. Fan connectors: Fan1, Fan2, and
Fan3
1
+
WWN
+
BAR CODE
1
3
13
A
C
C
GND
+
+
12
GND
+
GND
GND
GND
GND
+5V
A
1
2
17
16
SAS826EL
+
+12V
+12V
3
+
+
1
C
A
+
+5V
+12V
1
2
1
WWN
+
1
+
+
+
14
R EV 1.02
+5V
DESI G N ED IN U SA
14 14 15
15
15
Figure E-2: SAS-826EL1 Connectors and Components
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6
Front Connector and Pin Definitions
1. EPP Ports
The EPP ports are used for manufacturer diagnostic purposes only.
2. Primary and Secondary Flash Chips
The Primary and Secondary Flash Chips enhance the backplane memory.
3. Primary and Secondary Expander Chips
This Primary and Secondary Expander Chips
allow the backplane to support dual port, cascading, and failover configurations.
Backplane
Main Power
4-Pin Connector
(PWR0, PWR1,
and PWR3)
4. Backplane Main Power Connectors
The 4-pin connectors, designated PWR0,
PWR1, and PWR3, provide power to the
backplane.
See the table on the right for pin
Pin#
definitions.
1
2 and 3
4
5. Fan Connectors
Definition
+12V
Ground
+5V
Fan Connectors
(Fan1, Fan2, and Fan3)
The 3-pin connectors, designated Fan1, Fan2,
and Fan3, provide power to the fans.
Pin#
Definition
1
See the table on the right for pin definitions.
6. - 9. SAS Ports
Primary and secondary SAS ports.
E-4
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
E-7
Front Jumper Locations and Pin Definitions
PRI_Mode4
1
3
SEC_MODE4
1
+
+
WWN
5V_LED
12V_LED
3
A
C
A
PRI_MODE4
Remote Fan
Fail Socket
1
3
+
+
1
12V_ L E D
3
5 V_ LE D
P R I _ MO DE 4
A
C
A
C
1
2
C
A
GND
OVERHEATFAIL
1
+
WWN
+
+5V
+12V
1
2
C
1
A
R E M O T E _ FA N _ FA I L
_ S C O K E T FA N FA I
L1
BAR CODE
SEC _ MOD
E4
+
+
1
A
FANFAIL1
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SCOKET
SEC_Mode4
+
C
+
+
GND
+
B U ZZE R _ E
NB1
SAS826EL
+
+12V
+12V
GND
GND
GND
GND
+5V
R EV 1 . 0 2
+5V
D E S I G NE D IN U S A
Figure E-3: Front Jumpers
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the backplane,
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
jumpers can be used to choose between
optional settings. Jumpers create shorts
between two pins to change the function
Jumper
of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with
a square solder pad on the printed circuit
board. Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open" means
the jumper is off the pins.
E-5
Setting
SC847 Chassis Manual
General Jumper Settings
Jumper
Jumper Settings
Note
PRI_MODE4
1-2
Factory setting
do not change
SEC_MODE4
1-2
Factory setting
do not change
Socket Settings
Socket
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_
SOCKET
Socket Setting
Open
Note
Front panel fan fail indicator
(optional)
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Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
Front LED Indicators
Fan Fail LED
12V_LED
5V_LED
C
1
1
A
FANFAIL1
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SCOKET
12V_LED 5V_LED
3
PRI_MODE4
A
C
A
C
+
OVERHEATFAIL1
C
A
WWN
+
1
3
BAR CODE
SEC_ MO
DE4
1
1
C
A
12V_ L E D
FA N FA I
WWN
L1
3
5V_ L E D
PRI_ MODE4
A
C
C
A
1
2
+
+
+
+
+
+
Overheat LED
R E M O T E _ FA N _ FA I L
+
+
C
GND
+
A
_ SCOKET
OVERHEATFAIL1
+5V
+
1
2
+
GND
+12V
+
BUZZER_ E
NB1
SAS826EL
+
+12V
+5V
GND
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
REV 1.02
GND
D E S I G NE D I N U S A
Figure E-4: Front LEDs
Backplane LEDs
LED
State
Specification
OVERHEATFAIL1
On
Overheat or drive failure
FANFAIL1
On
Failure in system fans
5V
Off
Backplane power failure, light is on
during normal operation
12V
Off
Backplane power failure, light is on
during normal operation
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E-8
Rear Connectors and LED Indicators
Rear SAS Connectors
Rear
Connector
SAS Drive
Number
Rear
Connector
SAS Drive
Number
SAS #0
SAS HDD #0
SAS #6
SAS HDD #6
SAS #1
SAS HDD #1
SAS #7
SAS HDD #7
SAS #2
SAS HDD #2
SAS #8
SAS HDD #8
SAS #3
SAS HDD #3
SAS #9
SAS HDD #9
SAS #4
SAS HDD #4
SAS #10
SAS HDD #10
SAS #5
SAS HDD #5
SAS #11
SAS HDD #11
Rear LED Indicators
Hard Drive Activity
Failure LED
SAS #0
Rear LED
ACT #0
FAIL #0
SAS #1
ACT #1
FAIL #1
SAS #2
ACT #2
FAIL #2
SAS #3
ACT #3
FAIL #3
SAS #4
ACT #4
FAIL #4
SAS #5
ACT #5
FAIL #5
SAS #6
ACT #6
FAIL #6
SAS #7
ACT #7
FAIL #7
SAS #8
ACT #8
FAIL #8
SAS #9
ACT #9
FAIL #9
SAS #10
ACT #10
FAIL #10
SAS #11
ACT #11
FAIL #11
E-8
AC
Figure E-5: Rear Connectors and LEDs
C
A
ACT#9
FAIL#9
AC
C
ACT#10
FAIL#10
SAS #10
J10
SAS #9
J9
C
A
A
AC
AC
C
A
C
A
SAS #11
J11
C
A
ACT#6
FAIL#6
AC
SAS #6
J6
ACT#7
FAIL#7
ACT#11
FAIL#11
C
A
A
SAS #3
J3
C
AC
A
ACT#3
FAIL#3
SAS #7
J7
AC
C
AC
SAS #4
J4
SAS #8
C
A
ACT#4
FAIL#4
AC
SAS #5
J5
ACT#8
FAIL#8
C
A
A
ACT#0
FAIL#0
C
AC
SAS #0
J0
AC
SAS #1
J1
ACT#1
FAIL#1
ACT#5
FAIL#5
C
A
ACT#2
FAIL#2
SAS #2
J2
Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
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Single and Dual Port Expanders
Single Ports
SAS-826EL1 backplanes have a single-port expander that access all twelve
drives and supports cascading.
Dual Ports
SAS-826EL2 backplanes have dual-port expanders that access all twelve
drives. These dual-port expanders support cascading, failover, and recovery.
Warning: The SAS 826EL2 backplane's J0 and J1 SAS ports are reversed in
the Secondary Expander Port B with J0 on top and J1 on the bottom.
To lower backplane in
cascaded system
+
+
SAS-826EL1 Single-Port Backplane
WWN
+
BAR CODE
1
3
3
A
C
C
A
1
2
+
+
+
+5V
+12V
+
1
C
A
1
WWN
+
+
1
2
+
GND
+
J1
GND
+
SAS826EL
+
+12V
+12V
GND
GND
GND
+5V
GND
R EV 1.02
J0
+5V
DESI G N ED I N U SA
From HBA or higher
backplane
Port A
Primary Ports
Expander 1
SAS-826EL2 Dual-Port Backplane
+
+
Port B
Secondary Ports
Expander 2
WWN
+
1
3
C
1
A
R E M O TE_FA N _ FAI L
_ SC O K E T FA N FAI
L1
+
+
C
A
1
12V_ L E D
3
5V_ L E D
P R I _ MO DE 4
A
C
C
A
1
2
OVERHEATF
+
WWN
+
+5V
+12V
1
2
To lower backplane in
cascaded system
BAR CODE
SEC _ MO
DE4
+
+
From HBA or higher
backplane
AI L 1
GND
+
J1
+
J0
GND
+
B U ZZE R _ E
NB1
SAS826EL
+
+12V
+12V
GND
GND
GND
GND
+5V
+5V
R EV 1.02
J0
J1
To lower backplane in
cascaded system
From HBA or higher
backplane
Figure E-6: Single and Dual Port Expanders
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SC847 Chassis Manual
E-10 Failover
The SAS-826EL2 Backplane has two expanders which allow effective failover and
recovery.
Single Host Bus Adapter
SAS HBA
In a single host bus configuration, the
backplane connects to one Host Bus
Adapter (HBA).
Port B
Expander 2
Port A
Expander 1
Single Host Bus Adapter Failover
SAS HBA
If the expander or data path in Port
A fails, the system will automatically
fail over to Port B.
Port B
Expander 2
Dual Host Bus Adapter
Port A
Expander 1
SAS HBA
In a dual host bus configuration, the
SAS HBA
backplane connects to two host bus
adapters.
Port B
Expander 2
Port A
Expander 1
Dual Host Bus Adapter Failover
SAS HBA
If the expander or data path in Port
SAS HBA
A fails, the system will automatically
fail over to Port B. This maintains a
full connection to all drives.
Port B
Expander 2
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Port A
Expander 1
Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
E-11 Cables and Chassis Power Card
Chassis Power Card
In a cascaded configuration, the first chassis includes a motherboard and, at least
one, host bus adapter. Other servers in this enclosed system include a power card.
This section describes the supported power card for the 826 backplane system.
For more information, see the PCC-JBPWR2 power card manual. This manual
can be found at the http://www.supermicro.com or as an appendix in the SC847
chassis manual.
A
A
A
JBPWR2 REV 1.00
Figure E-7: The JBPWR2 Power Card
Power Card
Part Number
Part Type
Where Used
CSE-PTJBOD-CB1
Power Card
Allows the chassis to be in a
JBOD (Just a Bunch of Drives)
configuration.
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Connecting an Internal Host Bus Adapter to the
Backplane
The following section lists the most common cables used to connect the HBA to
the backplane.
Single Internal Host Bus Adapter
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
Dual Internal Host Bus Adapter
HBA
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
(Host Bus Adapter)
Figure E-8: Connecting to Single and Dual Internal HBAs
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Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
Supported Internal HBA to Backplane Cables
Use the following listed cables to create connections between the internal HBA and
backplane. The cables required depend on the HBA connector.
Cable Name: iPass TO 4-LANE
Part #: CBL-0117
Length: 46 cm (18 inches)
Description: This cable has one SFF-8484 (32 pin) connector on one end and
ipass (SFF-8087/Mini-SAS) connector (36 pins) at the other. This cable connects
from the HBA to the SAS-826EL backplane.
Cable Name: SFF-8087 (Mini-SAS) TO SFF-8087 (mini SAS)
Part #: CBL-0108L-02
Length: 39 cm (15 inches)
Part #: CBL-0109L-02
Length: 22 cm (9 inches)
Part #: CBL-0110L-02
Length: 18 cm (7 inches)
Description: This cable has an iPass (SFF-8087/Mini-SAS) connector (36-pin) at
each end. It connects from the HBA to the SAS-826EL backplane.
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Connecting an External Host Bus Adapter to the
Backplane
This backplane supports external HBAs. In this configuration, the HBA and
the backplane are in different physical chassis. This allows a JBOD (Just a
Bunch Of Drives) configuration from an existing system.
Single External Host Bus Adapter
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
Power Card
CBL-0200L
External HBA Cable
Dual External Host Bus Adapter
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
Power Card
CBL-0200L
External HBA Cables
Figure E-9: Connecting Single and Dual External HBAs
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Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
Supported External HBA to Backplane Cable
Use the following cable if your external HBA has an InfiniBand connector.
Figure E-10: The CBL-0200L Cable
Cable Name: SAS InfiniBand to mini SAS X4 1M cable, PBF
Part #: CBL-0200L
Length: 1 meter
Description: This cable has an InfiniBand connector (SFF-8470) on one end and
an SFF-8088-1X (26-pins) at the other end.
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Connecting Multiple Backplanes in a Single Channel
Environment
This section describes the cables used when cascading from a single HBA. These
connections use CBL-0167L internal cables and CBL-0166L external cables.
Single HBA Configuration
CBL-0167L
with Single Port Assembly
(internal cable)
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
CBL-0166L
(external cable)
Power Card
Figure E-11: Single HBA Configuration
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Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
Single HBA Configuration Cables
Single Port Cable Assembly
Figure E-12: The CBL-0167L Cable
Cable Name: SAS EL2/EL1 Backplane Cable (Internal) w/ 2-port Cascading Cable,
68 cm
Part #: CBL-0167L (SFF-8087 to SFF-8088 x1)
Ports: Single
Placement: Internal cable
Description: Internal cable. Connects the backplane to the Host Bus Adapter
(HBA) or external port. Used in single port environments.
Figure E-13: The CBL-0166L Cable
Cable Name: SAS EL2/EL1 Cascading Cable (External), 68cm
Part #: CBL-0166L (SFF-8088 1x to SFF-8088 x1)
Ports: Single or Dual
Placement: External cable
Description: External cascading cable. Connects ports between servers. With
most connectors, use one cable for single port connections and two cables for dual
port connections.
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Connecting Multiple Backplanes in a Dual Channel
Environment
This section describes the cables used when cascading from a single HBA. These
connections use CBL-0168L internal cables and CBL-0166L external cables.
CBL-0168L
with Single Port Assembly
(internal cable)
HBA
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
(Host Bus Adapter)
CBL-0166L
(external cable)
Power Card
Figure E-14: Connecting Multiple Backplanes when using Dual Channels
E-18
Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
Dual HBA Configuration Cables
Dual Port Cable
Assembly
Figure E-15: The CBL-0168L Cable
Cable Name: SAS Dual-port Cable Assembly, 68/76cm
Part #: CBL-0168L (SFF-8087 to SFF-8088 x2
Ports: Dual
Placement: Internal cable
Description: Internal cascading cable. Connects the backplane to the Host Bus
Adapter (HBA) or external port. Used in Dual port environments.
Figure E-16: The CBL-0166L Cable
Cable Name: SAS EL2/EL1 Cascading Cable (External), 68cm
Part #: CBL-0166L (SFF-8088 x1 to SFF-8088 x1)
Ports: Single or Dual
Placement: External cable
Description: External cascading cable. Connects ports between servers. Use one
cable for single port connections and two cables for dual port connections.
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E-12 Supported Cascading Configuration
Cascading allows the system to access data at a faster rate by allowing several
backplanes to share resources to reduce latency time.
The first backplane in a cascaded system requires a motherboard and HBA. Other
servers require a power control card, not a motherboard and HBA.
CBL-0167L
with Single Port Assembly
(internal cable)
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
CBL-0166L
(External cable)
Power Card
Power Card
Other Considerations:
•
Cascading supports up to one hundred twenty two hard drives
•
Use the same cables for all single port configurations
•
See page E-12 if your HBA is external to your backplane.
E-20
Appendix E: SAS-826EL Backplane Specifications
Server System with Dual SAS HBA and Cascading
Configuration
CBL-0168L
with Dual Port Assembly
(internal cable)
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
CBL-0166L
(External cable)
Power Card
Power Card
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Notes
E-22
Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
Appendix F
SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
To avoid personal injury and property damage, carefully follow all the safety steps
listed below when accessing your system or handling the components.
1
ESD Safety Guidelines
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to your system, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following measures
are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing a component from the antistatic
bag.
•
Handle the backplane by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the backplane and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in
use.
2
General Safety Guidelines
•
Always disconnect power cables before installing or removing any components
from the computer, including the backplane.
•
Disconnect the power cable before installing or removing any cables from the
backplane.
•
Make sure that the backplane is securely and properly installed on the motherboard to prevent damage to the system due to power shortage.
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3
An Important Note to Users
All images and layouts shown in this user's guide are based upon the latest PCB
revision available at the time of publishing. The card you have received may or may
not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
4
Introduction to the SAS-846EL Backplane
The SAS-846EL backplane has been designed to utilize the most up-to-date technology available, providing your system with reliable, high-quality performance.
This manual reflects SAS-846EL Revision 1.10, the most current release available
at the time of publication. Always refer to the Supermicro Web site at
www.supermicro. com for the latest updates, compatible parts and supported
configurations.
F-2
Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
F-5
Front Connectors and Jumpers
1 12
1 12
OVERHEATF
AIL1
A
BUZZER_ENB1
SEC_J2
SEC_J1
SEC_J0
PRI_J2
R E MC
OTE_FAN_FAIL_S OCKET1
PRI_J1
PRI_J0
A
SEC_I2C1
SEC_IPMI1
C
SEC_MOD
E1
BUZZE
R1
PRI_IP
MI1
FANFA
PRI_I2
C1
IL1
L1
13
1
12
1
WWN
11
1
19
110
SAS846EL2
18
REV 1.01
BAR CODE
DESIGNED IN USA
S_J
1
14
EC2
2
WWN
SEC_EX
P1
PRI_FLA
SH1
SEC_FLA
SH1
P_J1
PRI_EXP1
15
R22
7
15
A
CA
C
16
1J2
4
2
5V_LE
J25
D1
2
PWR5
EC2
0
+12
V
GND
GND
+12V
GND
PWR3
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
GND
+12V
GND
+5V
PWR1
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
+E C 8
+12V
GND
16
GND
PRI_MO
DE1
+5V
+
+5V
PWR6
FAN2
PWR4
13
13
17 13
13
17
FAN1
PWR2
13
13
Figure F-1: Front Connectors
Front Connectors
1. and 2. Primary and secondary I2C connectors (optional)
3. Power connectors: PWR1, PWR2, PWR3, PWR4, PWR5, and PWR6
4. Primary and secondary flash chip
5. Primary and secondary expander chip
6. EPP connectors: J24 and J25
7. Fan connectors: Fan1, Fan2, and Fan3
8. SAS connector: PRI_J0
9. SAS connector: PRI_J1
10. SAS connector: PRI_J2
11. SAS connectors SEC_J0 (not available in EL1 single port backplane)
12. SAS connector: SEC_J1 (not available in EL1 single port backplane)
13. SAS connector: SEC_J2 (not available in EL1 single port backplane)
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Front Connector and Pin Definitions
1.and 2. Optional Primary and Secondary
I2C Connector
Pin Definitions
I C Connectors
2
The optional I2C connectors are connected to
the CSE-PTJBOD-CB2 board and are used
to monitor the power supply status and to
control the fans. See the table on the
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
right for pin definitions.
3. Backplane Main Power Connectors
Backplane
Main Power
4-Pin Connector
The 4-pin connectors, designated PWR1,
PWR2, PWR3, PWR4, PWR5, and PWR6,
provide power to the backplane. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
1
2 and 3
4
4. Primary and Secondary Flash Chips
The primary and secondary flash chips
enhance the backplane memory.
5. Primary and Secondary Expander Chips
This primary and secondary expander chips
allow the backplane to support dual ports,
cascading, and failover.
6. EPP Ports
The EPP ports are used for manufacturer
diagnostic purposes only.
F-4
Definition
+12V
Ground
+5V
Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
7. Fan Connectors
Fan Connectors
The 3-pin connectors, designated FAN1,
FAN2, and FAN3, provide power to the
Pin#
Definition
fans. See the table on the right for pin
1
definitions.
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
8 - 13. SAS Ports
The primary and secondary sets of SAS
ports provide expander features including
cascading and failover From right to left
the ports are primary 1/2/3 and secondary
1/2/3.
F-5
Ground
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F-7
Front Jumper Locations and Pin Definitions
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SOCKET1
OVERHEATFAIL1
FANFAIL1
SEC_MODE1
BUZZER_
ENB1
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL
_SOCKET1
OVERHEATF
AIL1
A
SEC_J2
SEC_J1
SEC_J0
PRI_J2
C
PRI_J1
PRI_J0
A
SEC_I2C1
SEC_IPMI1
C
SEC_MOD
E1
BUZZE
R1
PRI_IP
MI1
FANFA
PRI_I2
C1
IL1
L1
WWN
SAS846EL2
REV 1.01
BAR CODE
DESIGNED IN USA
S_J
1
WWN
SEC_EX
P1
PRI_FLA
SH1
SEC_FLA
SH1
P_J1
PRI_EXP1
1J2
4
2
R22
7
EC2
2
A
CA
C
5V_LE
J25
D1
2
PWR3
PWR5
EC2
0
GND
+12
V
GND
+5V
PWR6
+
PWR1
EC8
+12V
+12V
GND
GND
GN D
+5V
+12V
GND
+5V
GND
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
+
+12V
GND
GND
PRI_MO
DE1
+5V
FAN1
PWR4
FAN2
PWR2
PRI_
Mode1
Figure F-2: Front Jumper Locations and Pin Defimitions
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the backplane,
jumpers can be used to choose between
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
optional settings. Jumpers create shorts
between two pins to change the function
of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with
Jumper
a square solder pad on the printed circuit
board. Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open" means
the jumper is off the pins.
F-6
Setting
Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
General Jumper Settings
Jumper
Jumper Settings
Note
PRI_MODE1
1-2
Factory Setting
Do not change
SEC_MODE1
1-2
Factory Setting
Do not change
Socket Settings
Socket
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_
SOCKET
Socket Setting
Connected
Note
Front Panel Fan Fail indicator
(Optional)
Front Panel LEDs
LED
State
Specification
OVERHEATFAIL1
ON
Overheat/Drive Failure LED Indicator
(Red light: flashing)
FANFAIL1
ON
Failure in Fan #1
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Rear Connectors and LED Indicators
CA
ACT#23
FAIL#23
A
3
FAIL2
R253
C
C
C
ACT#22
ACT22
FAIL22R250
FAIL#21
C
CA
C
C
A
ACT#20
A
R252
C54
6
C54
5C550
C540
C56
1
J22
FAIL#20
ACT21
A
ACT#15
FAIL#15
R247
FAIL#22
ACT15
C
AC R235
C51
1
9
C52
CA
C
R248
ACT19
ACT#19
R243
ACT#13
C
AC
D6 9
A
C
C
CA
A
ACT#18
FAIL#18
ACT18
FAIL18
R242
A
D6 8
C
F AI L #1 2
C533
SAS
#18
J18
SAS Drive
Number
SAS/SATA HDD #0
SAS #12
SAS/SATA HDD #12
SAS #1
SAS/SATA HDD #1
SAS #13
SAS/SATA HDD #13
SAS #2
SAS/SATA HDD #2
SAS #14
SAS/SATA HDD #14
SAS #3
SAS/SATA HDD #3
SAS #15
SAS/SATA HDD #15
SAS #4
SAS/SATA HDD #4
SAS #16
SAS/SATA HDD #16
SAS #5
SAS/SATA HDD #5
SAS #17
SAS/SATA HDD #17
SAS #6
SAS/SATA HDD #6
SAS #18
SAS/SATA HDD #18
SAS #7
SAS/SATA HDD #7
SAS #19
SAS/SATA HDD #19
SAS #8
SAS/SATA HDD #8
SAS #20
SAS/SATA HDD #20
SAS #9
SAS/SATA HDD #9
SAS #21
SAS/SATA HDD #21
SAS #10
SAS/SATA HDD #10
SAS #22
SAS/SATA HDD #22
SAS #11
SAS/SATA HDD #11
SAS #23
SAS/SATA HDD #23
C53
7
R244
C52
8
C52
7
C520
C523
F AI L 1 2
SAS #0
F-8
9
C
R 2A3 2
FAIL1
J19
F6
C
A
ACT#12
R230
D6 2
C50
2
C49
5
C498
C494
Rear
Connector
R245
SAS
#19
AC T1 2
SAS #18
C511
SA S
#12
C53
8
C534
C49
1
2
C49
C50
7 J12
A
R101
C481
C480
SAS #19
FAIL#19
A
R 2 3 3 F AI L 1 3
C53
0
C52
9
C524
C49
7
C49
6
C51
2
Rear SAS/SATA Connectors
SAS Drive
Number
A
CA
C
ACT#21
ACT20
R246
C542
C539
C547
C483
J20
C488
R224
C50
8 J13
SA S
#13
SAS #12
C482
C50
C358
C357
R99
C
AC
C41
0
A
SAS
#20
C485
I L # T1
13 3
D6 3 R 2 3 1F AAC
ACT6
18
R225
C55
9
C555
C490
FAIL6
2149
6
1
3
J6
C39
5
C39
4
A
R89
AC
13
12
D7 0
R 2 3 6 F AI L 14
C484
C 35
6
C 35
5
C 35
4
SEC_SRAM
2
RB1
9
C403
C40
2
C38
9
ACT0
R567
24
19
18
6
FAIL21
R249
A
C
A
C513
#14
D3 2
FA I L#0
C556
ACT#14
SAS #20
J14
SAS
4
C50
C50
3
0
C49
R 1A0 2
ACT#0
C R88
FA I L0
SAS #6
J21
C487
C486
F AI L #1 4
C
TP 26
C50
9
C331
L167
FAIL7
D3 3
SAS #13
J7
C94
C54
4
C54
3C549
C548
C50
6
C50
5
C501
C510
C
A
R90
7
0
C56
0
SAS
#21
Figure F-3: Rear Connectors
Rear
Connector
ACT23
R251
C55
4
C55
3
C551
C541
R238
C51
C
ACT7
A
ACT#7
C
C
R87
C369
C366
C373
C38
4
2
C
A
ACT8
R103
C421
C41
3
C41
9
C417
A
FA I L#7
3
C10 C40
7
J0
SA S
#22
D7 1
A
R23
7
F AI L
15
C514
D6 4 R 2 3 4 AC T1 4
SAS #14
ACT1
C364
D2 6
C38
0
SAS
#0
D7 2
C55
7
F AI L 1 6
D6 5
J15
#15
L 166
SAS #7
F5
SAS #0
J8
FAIL1
D2 7
C385
J1
A
R240
FAIL8
R 100
SAS
#1
D6 6
SAS #21
SA S
R 1 0A5
C10
C38
1
C367
C370
SAS #1
5
C52
R104
C
AC
ACT#9
ACT9
FAIL9
D3 4
R93
C36
5
C37
6
C372
C371
R221
J23
C 2 6 C 3 3 AC T1 6
FAIL#16
SAS #22
J16
R 1A0 6
C43
2
C42
8
SAS #8
#2
C56
2
SA S
#23
ACT#16
R107
AC
4
C423
#9
C418
C422
C41
C38
6
C382
SAS
J2
C28
C53
5
SAS
SAS #15
FAIL2
C473
ACT#10
D3 5
C55
8
F AI L 1 7
C42 C40
#16
C424
C41
5
R91
C
A
D2
8
A
C470
P R I _ SRAM1
C478
C477
C472
C43
3
J9
SAS
ACT2
C
R220
C474
A
R241
SAS #23
FAIL#9
C42
9
R94
C379
C378
C4 7 1
SAS #2
J17
C53
1
A
R109
FAIL3
A
SAS #9
P R I _ SRA
M2
C469
C41
R92
C39
3
J3
C53
6
SAS
#17
SAS #16
J10
ACT#3
FAIL#3 ACT3
C
AC
C38
3
C37
7
C36
8
#3
C4 7 5
C476
C29
C 4 6C 3 6
C37C45
C35
FAIL#10
C
C43
4
SA S
#10
2
C390
C400
D2 9
SAS
SAS #3
ACT10
R95
A
R97
C31 C32C39
C47C43
C30
F AI L 1 0
D3 6
C43
0
SAS #10
J4
C4 8
ACT#4
ACT4
C
AC
C39
6
C39
2
C40
8
#4
C53
2
A
R110
SAS #17
FA I L#4
FAIL4
C40
4
SAS
C43
5
J11
C426
C40
C39
1
1
D3 0
SAS #4
D7 3
F AI L 1 1
C43
1
A
R98
SAS #11
C52
6
C52
5
C517
C516
J5
C42
0
C41
6
#5
D6 7
CC
SAS
R239
R108
C40
9
C 6C 1 9
ACT#11
FAIL#11
ACT17
A
C 2 4C 2 2 C 2 3 C 1 4
C 2 0C 5
ACT#11
FAIL#11
D3 7
FA I L5
C40
5
TP 9
C397
C387
TP 8
ACT11
R96
C
AC
ACT5
ACT#5
D3 1
FAIL#5
TP 5
SAS #5
C
F-8
Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
Rear LED Indicators
Rear Connector
Hard Drive Activity LED
Failure LED
SAS #0
ACT #0
FAIL #0
SAS #1
ACT #1
FAIL #1
SAS #2
ACT #2
FAIL #2
SAS #3
ACT #3
FAIL #3
SAS #4
ACT #4
FAIL #4
SAS #5
ACT #5
FAIL #5
SAS #6
ACT #6
FAIL #6
SAS #7
ACT #7
FAIL #7
SAS #8
ACT #8
FAIL #8
SAS #9
ACT #9
FAIL #9
SAS #10
ACT #10
FAIL #10
SAS #11
ACT #11
FAIL #11
SAS #12
ACT #12
FAIL #12
SAS #13
ACT #13
FAIL #13
SAS #14
ACT #14
FAIL #14
SAS #15
ACT #15
FAIL #15
SAS #16
ACT #16
FAIL #16
SAS #17
ACT #17
FAIL #17
SAS #18
ACT #18
FAIL #18
SAS #19
ACT #19
FAIL #19
SAS #20
ACT #20
FAIL #20
SAS #21
ACT #21
FAIL #21
SAS #22
ACT #22
FAIL #22
SAS #23
ACT #23
FAIL #23
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Dual Port and Cascading Configurations
F-9
Single and Dual Port Expanders
Single Ports
SAS-846EL1 backplanes have a single-port expander that access all twenty-four
drives and supports cascading.
Dual Ports
SAS-846EL2 backplanes have dual-port expanders that access all twentyfour drives. These dual-port expanders support cascading, failover, and multipath.
From HBA or higher
backplane
Port B
Secondary Ports
Expander 2
J2
From HBA or higher
backplane
Port A
Primary Ports
Expander 1
J2
J1
J1
J0
J0
PRI_F L
ASH1
To lower backplane in
cascaded system
To lower backplane in
cascaded system
Figure F-4: SAS-846EL2 Dual Port Configuration
AFrom HBA or higher
backplane
Port
Primary Ports
Expander 1
J2
J1
J0
PRI_F L
ASH1
To lower backplane in
cascaded system
Figure F-5: SAS-846EL1 Single Port Configuration
F-10
Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
F-10 Failover
The SAS-846EL2 backplane has two expanders which allow effective failover.
Single Host Bus Adapter
SAS HBA
In a single host bus configuration, the
backplane connects to one Host Bus
Adapter (HBA).
PRI_
J2
SEC_
J2
PRI_
J1
SEC_J 0
SEC_J 1
PRI_
J0
WWN
Port B
Expander 2
Port A
Expander 1
J17
Figure F-6: Single HBA
Single Host Bus Adapter
Failover
SAS HBA
If the expander or data path in Port A
fails, the system automatically switches
PRI_
J2
SEC_
J2
PRI_
J1
SEC_J 0
SEC_J 1
PRI_
J0
WWN
to Port B.
Port B
Expander 2
Port A
Expander 1
J17
Figure F-7: Single HBA Failover
Dual Host Bus Adapter
SAS HBA
In a Dual Host Bus Configuration, the
backplane connects to two Host Bus
SAS HBA
Adapters (HBA).
PRI_
J2
SEC_
J2
PRI_
J1
SEC_J 0
SEC_J 1
PRI_
J0
WWN
Port B
Expander 2
Port A
Expander 1
J17
Figure F-8: Dual HBA
SAS HBA
Dual Host Bus Adapter
Failover
SAS HBA
If the expander or data path in Port A
fails, the system automatically switches
PRI_
J2
SEC_
J2
tion to all drives.
PRI_
J1
SEC_J 0
SEC_J 1
PRI_
J0
WWN
to Port B. This maintains a full connec-
Port B
Expander 2
Port A
Expander 1
J17
Figure F-9: Dual HBA Failover
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F-11 Chassis Power Card and Support Cables
Chassis Power Card
In a cascaded configuration, the first chassis includes a motherboard and at least
one Host Bus Adapter (HBA). Other servers in this enclosed system, include a
power card. This section describes the supported power card for the SAS-846
series backplane.
For more information, see the PCC-JBPWR2 power card manual. This manual can
be found at the http://www.supermicro.com.
A
A
A
JBPWR2 REV 1.00
Figure F-10: Chassis Power Card (Sold Separately)
Power Card
Part Number
Part Type
CSE-PTJBOD-CB1
Power card
F-12
Where Used
Allows the chassis to be in a
JBOD (Just a Bunch of Drives)
configuration.
Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
Connecting an Internal Host Bus Adapter to the
Backplane
The following section lists the most common cables used to connect the Host Bus
Adapter (HBA) to the backplane.
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
J17
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
Figure F-11: Single Internal Host Bus Adapter
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
J17
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
Figure F-12: Dual Internal Host Bus Adapter
Supported Internal HBA Cables
Use the following listed cables to create connections between the internal HBA and
SAS-846EL backplane. The cables required depend on the HBA connector.
Cable Name: iPass TO 4-lane
Part #: CBL-0117L
Length: 46 cm (18 inches)
Description: This cable has one SFF-8484 (32 pin) connector on one end and
iPass (SFF-8087/mini-sas) connector (36 pins) at the other. This cable connects
from the HBA to the SAS-846EL backplane.
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Cable Name: iPass (mini SAS) to iPass (mini SAS)
Part #: CBL-0108L-02
Length: 39 cm (15 inches)
Part #: CBL-0109L-02
Length: 22 cm (9 inches)
Part #: CBL-0110L-02
Length: 18 cm (7 inches)
Description: This cable has an iPass (SFF-8087/mini-SAS) connector (36 pins) at
each end. It connects from the HBA to the SAS-846EL backplane.
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Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
Connecting an External Host Bus Adapter to the
Backplane
This backplane supports external Host Bus Adapters. In this configuration, the HBA
and the backplane are in different physical chassis. This allows a JBOD configuration system to connect to the other system that has a HBA.
Single External Host Bus Adapter
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HBA
Power Card
(Host Bus Adapter)
CBL-0200L
External HBA Cable
Figure F-13: Single External Host Adapter
Dual External Host Bus Adapter
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WWN
HBA
J17
(Host Bus Adapter)
Power Card
(Host Bus Adapter)
CBL-0200L
External HBA Cables
Figure F-14: Dual External Host Bus Adapter
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Supported External HBA to Backplane Cable
Use the following cable if your external HBA has an InfiniBand connector.
Figure F-15: SAS InfiniBand Cable (CBL-0200L)
Cable Name: SAS InfiniBand to Mini-SAS X4 1M cable, PBF
Part #: CBL-0200L
Length: 1 meter
Description: This cable has an InfiniBand connector (SFF-8470) on one end and
an SFF-8088-1X (26-pins) at the other end.
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Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
Connecting Multiple Backplanes in a Single Channel
Environment
This section describes the cables used when cascading from a single HBA. These
connections use CBL-0167L internal cables and CBL-0166L external cables.
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CBL-0167L
with Single Port Assembly
(internal cable)
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WWN
Port B Expander 2 Port A Expander 1
J17
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
CBL-0166L
(External cable)
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WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
Figure F-16: Single HBA Configuration
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Single HBA Configuration Cables
Single Port Cable Assembly
Figure F-17: Single Port Internal Cable (CBL-0167L)
Cable Name: SAS EL2/EL1 Backplane Cable (Internal) with 2-port Cascading Cable,
68 cm
Part #: CBL-0167L (SFF-8087 to SFF-8088 x1)
Ports: Single
Placement: Internal cable
Description: Internal cable. Connects the backplane to the Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
or external port. Used in single port environments.
Figure F-18: External Cable (CBL-0166L)
Cable Name: SAS EL2/EL1 Cascading Cable (External), 68cm
Part #: CBL-0166L (SFF-8088 1x to SFF-8088 x1)
Ports: Single or Dual
Placement: External cable
Description: External cascading cable. Connects ports between servers. With most
connectors, use one cable for single port connections and two cables for dual port
connections.
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Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
Connecting Multiple Backplanes in a Dual Channel
Environment
This section describes the cables used when cascading from dual HBAs. These
connections use CBL-0168L internal cables and CBL-0166L external cables.
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WWN
Port B Expander 2 Port A Expander 1
J17
Cable 0168L
with Single Port Assembly
(Internal cable)
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
Cable 0166L
(External cable)
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WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
Figure F-19: Dual HBA Configuration
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Dual HBA Configuration Cables
Dual Port Cable
Assembly
Figure F-20: Dual Port Internal Cable (CBL-0168L)
Cable Name: SAS Dual-port Cable Assembly, 68/76cm
Part #: CBL-0168L
Ports: Dual
Placement: Internal cable
Description: Internal cascading cable. Connects the backplane to the Host Bus
Adapter (HBA) or external port. Used in dual port environments.
Figure F-21: External Cable (CBL-0166L)
Cable Name: SAS EL2/EL1 Cascading Cable (External), 68cm
Part #: CBL-0166L
Placement: External cable
Ports: Single or Dual
Description: External cascading cable. Connects ports between servers. Use one
cable for single port connections and two cables for dual port connections.
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Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
F-12 Supported Cascading Configurations
Cascading allows the system to access data at a faster rate by allowing several
backplanes to share resources to reduce latency time.
The first backplane in a cascaded system requires a motherboard and HBA. Other
servers require a power control card with no motherboard and no HBA. For more
information, see the SC846 Chassis Manual available at www.supermicro.com.
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WWN
Port B Expander 2 Port A Expander 1
J17
Single Port Cable
Assembly
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
Cable 0167L
(internal cable)
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Cable 0166L
(external cable)
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WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
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SEC_J1
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PRI_
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WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
Figure F-22: Simple Cascaded Configuration
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Server System with Single SAS HBA
The expanders allow horizontal branching. This configuration also applies to dual
ports.
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WWN
WWN
Port A Expander 1
J17
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
HBA
Cable 0167L
(internal cable)
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SEC_J1
Single Port Cable
Assembly
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PRI_
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SEC_J0
SEC_J1
PRI_J2
PRI_J1
PRI_
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WWN
WWN
Port A Expander 1
J17
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
Power Card
Cable 0166L
(external cable)
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SEC_J0
SEC_J1
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PRI_
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PRI_
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SEC_J0
SEC_J1
PRI_J2
PRI_J1
PRI_
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WWN
WWN
Port A Expander 1
J17
J17
Port A Expander 1
ard
Power C
Power Card
Figure F-23: Cascaded Configuration with Horizontal Branching
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Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
Dual SAS HBA and Cascaded Configuration
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SEC_J1
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PRI_
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WWN
Port B Expander 2 Port A Expander 1
J17
HBA
Dual Port Cable
Assembly
HBA
Cable 0168L
(internal cable)
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PRI_
J2
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SEC_J1
Cable 0166L
(external cables)
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PRI_
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WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
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PRI_
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SEC_J0
SEC_J1
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PRI_
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WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
Figure F-24: Dual SAS HBA with Cascaded Configuration
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Dual SAS HBA and Cascaded Configuration with
Branching
Port B Ex. 2
Port A Ex. 1
Port B Ex. 2 Port A Ex. 1
Power
Card
HBA
HBA
Port B Ex. 2
Port A Ex. 1
Port B Ex. 2 Port A Ex. 1
Power
Card
Power
Card
Cable 0166L
(external cable)
Port B Ex. 2
Port A Ex. 1
Port B Ex. 2 Port A Ex. 1
Power
Card
Power
Card
Figure F-25: Dual SAS HBA with Cascaded Configuration and Branching
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Appendix F: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifieations
Notes
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Disclaimer (cont.)
The products sold by Supermicro are not intended for and will not be used in life support systems, medical equipment, nuclear facilities or systems, aircraft, aircraft devices,
aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to result in significant injury or loss of life or
catastrophic property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all
liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous
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such ultra-hazardous use or sale.
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