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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 SuperServer
6024H-8R/6024H-i. Installation and maintainance should be performed by
experienced technicians only.
The SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i is a high-end server based on the
SC823S-R500LP/SC823i-550LP 2U rackmount chassis and the Super
X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G a dual processor serverboard that supports Intel ®
Xeon TM processors at a Front Side (System) Bus speed of 800 MHz and up
to 16/32 GB of registered ECC DDR333/266 SDRAM.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with
the server system and describes the main features of the X6DH8-G/X6DHEG serverboard and the SC823S-R500LP/SC823i-550LP chassis, which comprise the SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer
6024H-8R/6024H-i into a rack and check out the server configuration prior
to powering up the system. If your server was ordered without processor
and memory components, this chapter will refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for their installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer here for details on the system interface, which includes the functions
and information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as
other LEDs located throughout the system.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
You should thoroughly familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general
overview of safety precautions that should be followed when installing and
servicing the SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i.
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G
serverboard, including the locations and functions of connections, headers
and jumpers. Refer to this chapter when adding or removing processors or
main memory and when reconfiguring the serverboard.
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the SC823S-R500LP/SC823i550LP server chassis. You should follow the procedures given in this
chapter when installing, removing or reconfiguring SCSI/IDE or peripheral
drives and when replacing system power supply units and cooling fans.
Chapter 7: BIOS
The BIOS chapter includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed
information on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix B: Software Installation
Appendix C: System Specifications
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual ...................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization ................................................................................................... iii
Chapter 1: Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Serverboard Features ................................................................................... 1-2
1-3
Server Chassis Features .............................................................................. 1-3
1-4
Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................. 1-6
Chapter 2: Quick Setup
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the System ................................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ....................................................................................... 2-1
2-4
Installing the System into a Rack ................................................................ 2-4
2-5
Checking the Serverboard Setup ................................................................ 2-8
2-6
Checking the Drive Bay Setup ................................................................... 2-10
Chapter 3: System Interface
3-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons .................................................................................... 3-1
Reset .......................................................................................................... 3-1
Power ........................................................................................................ 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-2
Power Fail ................................................................................................. 3-2
Overheat/Fan Fail .................................................................................... 3-2
NIC1 ............................................................................................................ 3-2
NIC2 ............................................................................................................ 3-3
HDD ............................................................................................................ 3-3
Power ........................................................................................................ 3-3
3-4
SCSI Drive Carrier LEDs ............................................................................... 3-3
Chapter 4: System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions ....................................................................... 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions ......................................................................... 4-2
4-3
ESD Safety Precautions ................................................................................ 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions ................................................................................... 4-4
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Serverboard ............................................................................. 5-1
5-2
Processor and Heatsink Installation ............................................................ 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables ......................................................................................... 5-4
Connecting Data Cables ......................................................................... 5-4
Connecting Power Cables ...................................................................... 5-4
Connecting the Control Panel ................................................................ 5-5
5-4
I/O Ports ........................................................................................................... 5-6
5-5
Installing Memory ............................................................................................ 5-6
5-6
Adding PCI Cards ........................................................................................... 5-8
5-7
Serverboard Details ....................................................................................... 5-9
X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G Layout ..................................................................... 5-9
X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G Quick Reference ................................................. 5-10
5-8
Connector Definitions .................................................................................. 5-11
ATX Power Connector .......................................................................... 5-11
Processor Power Connector ............................................................... 5-11
NMI Button ............................................................................................... 5-11
Power LED .............................................................................................. 5-11
HDD LED .................................................................................................. 5-12
NIC1/NIC2 LED ........................................................................................ 5-12
Overheat/Fan Fail LED .......................................................................... 5-12
Power Fail LED ...................................................................................... 5-12
Reset Button ........................................................................................... 5-13
Power Button ......................................................................................... 5-13
Chassis Intrusion ................................................................................... 5-13
Universal Serial Bus (USB0/1) ............................................................ 5-13
Fan Headers ........................................................................................... 5-14
Serial Ports ............................................................................................. 5-14
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Ports ............................................... 5-14
LAN 1/2 (Ethernet Ports) ...................................................................... 5-14
Power LED/Speaker/NMI ....................................................................... 5-15
Wake-On-Ring ........................................................................................ 5-15
Wake-On-LAN ........................................................................................ 5-15
Power Fail ............................................................................................... 5-16
SMB .......................................................................................................... 5-16
SMB Power ............................................................................................. 5-16
Overheat LED ......................................................................................... 5-16
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Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-17
Explanation of Jumpers ........................................................................ 5-17
CMOS Clear ............................................................................................. 5-17
LAN1 Enable/Disable ............................................................................. 5-18
LAN2 Enable/Disable ............................................................................. 5-18
SCSI Controller Enable/Disable ............................................................ 5-18
Watch Dog Enable/Disable ................................................................... 5-19
Power Force On Enable/Disable ......................................................... 5-19
VGA Enable/Disable .............................................................................. 5-19
Third Power Supply Alarm Enable/Disable ........................................ 5-20
Alarm Reset ............................................................................................ 5-20
5-10 Onboard Indicators ...................................................................................... 5-21
LAN1/LAN2 LEDs ................................................................................... 5-21
5-11 Parallel Port, Floppy/Hard Disk Drive and SCSI Connections ............... 5-21
Parallel Port Connector ......................................................................... 5-21
Floppy Connector ................................................................................... 5-22
IDE Connectors ...................................................................................... 5-22
Ultra320 SCSI Connectors .................................................................... 5-23
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ................................................................................. 6-1
6-2
Control Panel ................................................................................................... 6-3
6-3
System Fans ................................................................................................... 6-3
System Fan Failure .................................................................................. 6-3
Replacing System Fans .......................................................................... 6-3
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ..................................................................... 6-4
SCSI Drive Installation ............................................................................. 6-5
IDE Drive Installation ................................................................................ 6-8
Installing a Component in the 5.25" Drive Bay ................................... 6-8
CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation ............................................... 6-10
6-5
Power Supply: 6024H-8R ........................................................................... 6-11
Power Supply Failure ........................................................................... 6-11
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply ............................................. 6-11
6-6
Power Supply: 6024H-i ............................................................................... 6-12
Power Supply Failure ........................................................................... 6-12
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply ............................................. 6-12
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Chapter 7: BIOS
7-1
Introduction ...................................................................................................... 7-1
7-2
Running Setup ................................................................................................. 7-2
7-3
Main BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 7-2
7-4
Advanced Setup ............................................................................................. 7-8
7-5
Security .......................................................................................................... 7-19
7-6
Boot ................................................................................................................ 7-21
7-7
Exit .................................................................................................................. 7-22
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Codes ........................................................................... A-1
Appendix B: Software Installation ....................................................................... B-1
Appendix C: System Specifications .................................................................... C-1
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
The Supermicro SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i is a high-end server that is
comprised of two main subsystems: the SC823S-R500LP/SC823i-550LP 2U
server chassis and the X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G Intel Xeon dual processor
serverboard. Please refer to our web site for information on operating
systems that have been certified for use with the SuperServer 6024H-8R/
6024H-i (www.supermicro.com).
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components
have been included with the SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i, as listed below:
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One (1) 3.5" floppy drive [FPD-PNSC-02(1)]
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One (1) slim CD-ROM drive [CDM-TEAC-24(B)]
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Four (4) 8-cm hot-swap chassis fans (FAN-0070)
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One (1) 2U chassis air shroud (CSE-PT47)
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One (1) 5.25" dummy drive tray [CSE-PT41(B)]
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One (1) front control panel cable (CBL-0049)
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SCSI Accessories (6024H-8R only)
One (1) SCSI backplane [CSE-SCA-822S]
One (1) 9" two-drop SCSI cable (CBL-0033-U320)
Six (6) SCA 1-inch high SCSI drive carriers [CSE-PT17(B)]
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IDE Accessories (6024H-i only)
Two (2) IDE drive carriers [CSE-PT18(B)]
One (1) IDE cable (CBL-0036)
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One (1) rackmount kit [CSE-PT025(B)]
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Optional: One (1) front access USB kit [CSE-PT29(B)]
Two (2) CPU passive heatsinks (SNK-P0010)
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Serverboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i lies the X6DH8-G/X6DHEG, a dual processor serverboard based on the Intel E7520 chipset and
designed to provide maximum performance. Below are the main features of
the X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G. (See Figure 1-1 for a block diagram of the E7520
chipset).
Processors
The X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G supports single or dual 604-pin Intel Xeon EM64T
type processors at a FSB speed of 800 MHz. Please refer to the
serverboard description pages on our web site for a complete listing of
supported processors (www.supermicro.com).
Memory
The X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G has eight 184-pin DIMM slots that can support up to
16 GB of registered ECC DDR333 or up to 32 GB of registered ECC DDR266
SDRAM. The memory is an interleaved configuration, which requires modules of the same size and speed to be installed in pairs.
Onboard SCSI (6024H-8R only)
Onboard SCSI is provided with an Adaptec AIC-7902 SCSI chip, which supports dual channel, Ultra320 SCSI at a throughput of 320 MB/sec for each
channel. The X6DH8-G provides two LVD Ultra320 SCSI ports.
PCI Expansion Slots
The X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G has six PCI expansion slots, which includes two x8
PCI-Express slots, one 64-bit 133 MHz PCI-X slot, two 64-bit 100 MHz PCI-X
slots and one 32-bit 33 MHz PCI slot. (One 100 MHz PCI slot supports Zero
Channel RAID.)
Onboard Controllers/Ports
One floppy drive controller and two onboard ATA/100 controllers are provided to support up to four IDE hard drives or ATAPI devices. The colorcoded I/O ports include one COM port (an additional COM header is located
on the serverboard), a VGA (monitor) port, a parallel port, two USB 2.0
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ports, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports and two gigabit Ethernet ports. Two
front side USB ports are also included on the front of the chassis.
ATI Graphics Controller
The X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G features an integrated ATI video controller based
on the Rage XL graphics chip. Rage XL fully supports sideband addressing
and AGP texturing. This onboard graphics package can provide a bandwidth of up to 512 MB/sec over a 32-bit graphics memory bus.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include onboard voltage
monitors, a chassis intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis
and CPU overheat sensors, virus protection and BIOS rescue.
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Server Chassis Features
The SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i is a high-end, scaleable server platform designed with today's most state-of-the-art features. The following is
a general outline of the main features of the SC823S-R500LP/SC823i-550LP
server chassis.
System Power
6024H-8R: the SC823S-R500LP features a redundant 500W power supply
that consists of two separate power supply modules. Under normal operation, both modules share the load and run continuously. If one fails, the
other module will pick up the load and keep the system running without
interruption. A failed power supply module will illuminate the power fail
LED. The power supply modules are hot-swappable, so you don't have to
power down the system to replace a module.
6024H-i: the SC823i-550LP features a single 550W power supply. Power
must be removed from the system before servicing or replacing this power
supply.
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SCSI Subsystem (6024H-8R only)
The SCSI subsystem supports up to six 80-pin SCA Ultra320 SCSI hard
drives. Any standard 1" drives are supported. SCA = Single Connection
Attachment.) The SCSI drives are connected to an SCA backplane with
SAF-TE. The SCSI drives are also hot-swap units. A RAID controller card
can be used with the SCA backplane to provide data security.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the
hot-swap capability of the SCSI drives.
Front Control Panel
The SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i's control panel provides you with system monitoring and control. LEDs indicate system power, HDD activity,
network activity, system overheat and (on the 6024H-8R only) power supply failure. A main power button and a system reset button are also included.
I/O Backplane
The SC823S-R500LP/SC823i-550LP is an ATX form factor chassis that is
designed to be used in a 2U rackmount configuration. The I/O backplane
provides seven low-profile motherboard expansion slots (with the use of
special riser cards), one COM port, a parallel port, a VGA port, four USB 2.0
ports, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports and two gigabit Ethernet ports.
Cooling System
The SC823S-R500LP/SC823i-550LP chassis has an innovative cooling design that includes four 8-cm hot-plug system cooling fans located in the
middle section of the chassis. An air shroud channels the air flow from
these fans to efficiently cool the processor area of the system. The power
supply module(s) also includes a cooling fan.
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Figure 1-1. Intel E7520 Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
NOCONA CPU 1
1 PCI-X
SLOT
J13
NOCONA CPU 2
SCSI
7902
1 PCI-X
SLOT
ZCR
J12
1 PCI-X
SLOT
J14
Gbit LAN
ANVIK
PCI-X(100MHz)
A
X4 PCI E. A (X8)
PXH
B
PCI-X(133MHz)
1 PCI-EXP X4
SLOT
1 PCI-E
J17
PCI-E B (X8 )
SLOT
J15
PCI-E C (X8 )
1 PCI-E
SLOT
UDMA/100
IDE
J16
PRI/SEC
SATA
0, 1
USB PORT
DDRII-400
4 DDR II 4 DIMMs
MCH
DDRII-400
4 DDR II 4 DIMMs
HUB
SATA
PCI (32-BIT)
ICH5
USB
VGA
LPC BUS
0,1,2,3,4,5
LPCS I/O
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MS.
FDD.
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SER.2
BMC CON.
H/W
MONITOR
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Web Site:
SuperMicro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
+1 (408) 503-8000
+1 (408) 503-8008
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
SuperMicro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 73-6400390
+31 (0) 73-6416525
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
SuperMicro, Taiwan
D5, 4F, No. 16 Chien-Ba Road
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei Hsien, 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:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
2-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your SuperServer
6024H-8R/6024H-i up and running. Following these steps in the order given
should enable you to have the system operational within a minimum amount
of time. This quick setup assumes that your system has come to you with
the processors and memory preinstalled. If your system is not already fully
integrated with a serverboard, processors, system memory etc., please
turn to the chapter or section noted in each step for details on installing
specific components.
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Unpacking the System
You should inspect the box the SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i was
shipped in and note if it was damaged in any way. If the server 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 the SuperServer
6024H-8R/6024H-i. 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. You will also need it placed near a grounded
power outlet. Read the Rack and Server Precautions in the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i was shipped in should include
two sets of rail assemblies, two rail mounting brackets and the mounting
screws you will need to install the system into the rack. Follow the steps
in the order given to complete the installation process in a minimum amount
of time. Please read this section in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure outlined in the sections that follow.
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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.
!
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 installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack.
- In multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
- Always make sure 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.
Server Precautions
- Review the electrical and general safety precautions in Chapter 4.
- 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 up.
- 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 SCSI drives and power supply units to cool before
touching them.
- Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on
the servers closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
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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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Installing the System into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the SuperServer 6024H-8R/
6024H-i into a rack unit. If the 6024H-8R/6024H-i has already been mounted
into a rack, you can skip ahead to Sections 2-5 and 2-6. There are a
variety of rack units on the market, which may mean the assembly proce
dure will differ slightly. The following is a guideline for installing the 6024H8R/6024H-i into a rack with the rack rails provided. You should also refer
to the installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
You should have received two rack rail assemblies with the SuperServer
6024H-8R/6024H-i.
Each of these assemblies consist of two sections: an
inner fixed chassis rail that secures to the 6024H-8R/6024H-i (A) and an
outer fixed rack rail that secures directly to the rack itself (B).
All screws
and hardware mentioned in the installation steps should be included in the
hardware kit.
To remove the fixed chassis rail (A), pull it out as far as possible - you
should hear a "click" sound as a locking tab emerges from inside the rail
assembly and locks the inner rail. Then depress the locking tab to pull the
inner rail completely out. Do this for both the left and right side rack rail
assemblies.
Figure 2-1.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
B
Locking Tab
A
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Installing the Chassis Rails
Position the fixed chassis rail sections you just removed along the side
of the 6024H-8R/6024H-i making sure the screw holes line up. Note
that these two rails are left/right specific. Screw the rail securely to the
side of the chassis (see Figure 2-2).
Repeat this procedure for the other
rail on the other side of the chassis. You will also need to attach the rail
brackets when installng into a telco rack.
Locking Tabs: As mentioned, both chassis rails have a locking tab, which
serves two functions. The first is to lock the server into place when installed and
pushed fully into the rack, which is its normal position. Secondly, these tabs
also lock the server in place when fully extended from the rack. This prevents
the server from coming completely out of the rack when you pull it out for
servicing.
Figure 2-2. Installing Chassis Rails
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Installing the Rack Rails:
Determine where you want to place the SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i
in the rack. (See Rack and Server Precautions in Section 2-3.) Position the
fixed rack rail/sliding rail guide assemblies at the desired location in the
rack, keeping the sliding rail guide facing the inside of the rack. Screw the
assembly securely to the rack using the brackets provided.
Attach the
other assembly to the other side of the rack, making sure both are at the
exact same height and with the rail guides facing inward (see Figure 2-3).
Figure 2-3. Assembling the Rack Rails
Installing the Server into the Rack
You should now have rails attached to both the chassis and the rack
unit.
The next step is to install the server into the rack.
Do this by
lining up the rear of the chassis rails with the front of the rack rails.
Slide the chassis rails into the rack rails, keeping the pressure even on
both sides (you may have to depress the locking tabs when inserting).
See Figure 2-4.
When the server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should
hear the locking tabs "click". Finish by inserting and tightening the
thumbscrews that hold the front of the server to the rack.
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Figure 2-4. Installing the Server into a Rack
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
If you are installing the SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i into a Telco type
rack, follow the directions given on the previous pages for rack installation.
The only difference in the installation procedure will be the positioning of
the rack brackets to the rack. They should be spaced apart just enough to
accommodate the width of the telco rack.
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After you install the 6024H-8R/6024H-i in the rack, you will need to open the
unit to make sure the serverboard is properly installed and all the connections have been made.
1. Accessing the inside of the System (see Figure 2-5):
First, release the retention screws that secure the unit to the rack.
Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it
locks (you will hear a "click"). Next, depress the two buttons on the top
of the chassis to release the top cover. You can then lift the top cover
from the chassis to gain full access to the inside of the server.
2. Check the CPUs (processors):
You may have one or two processors already installed into the serverboard.
Each processor needs its own heatsink. See Chapter 5 for instructions on
processor and heatsink installation.
3. Check the system memory:
Your 6024H-8R/6024H-i server system may have come with system
memory already installed. Make sure all DIMMs are fully seated in their
slots. For details on adding system memory, refer to Chapter 5.
4. Installing add-on cards:
If desired, you can install add-on cards to the system. See Chapter 5 for
details on installing PCI add-on cards.
5. Check all cable connections and airflow:
Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not
blocking the chassis airflow. Also make sure that no cables are positioned in front of the fans. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections.
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Figure 2-5. Accessing the Inside of the System
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Checking the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the peripheral drives and the SCSI drives
and SCA backplane have been properly installed and all connections have been
made.
1. Accessing the drive bays:
All drives are accessable from the front of the server. For servicing the
CD-ROM and floppy drives, you will need to remove the top chassis
cover. The SCSI disk drives can be installed and removed from the front
of the chassis without removing the top chassis cover.
2. CD-ROM and floppy disk drives:
A slim CD-ROM and a floppy drive should be preinstalled in your server.
Refer to Chapter 6 if you need to reinstall a CD-ROM and/or floppy disk
drive to the system.
3. Check the SCSI disk drives (6024H-8R only):
Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one
or more drives already installed. If you need to install SCSI drives, please
refer to Chapter 6.
4. Check the airflow:
Airflow is provided by four 8-cm center chassis cooling fans. An air
shroud is also included in the system to maximize airflow. The system
component layout was carefully designed to direct sufficient cooling airflow to the components that generate the most heat. Note that all power
and data cables have been routed in such a way that they do not block
the airflow generated by the fans.
5. Supplying power to the system:
The last thing you must do is to provide input power to the system. Plug
the power cords from the power supply units into a high-quality power strip
that offers protection from electrical noise and power surges. It is recommended that you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
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Chapter 3
System Interface
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Overview
There are several LEDs on the control panel as well as others on the SCSI
drive carriers (6024H-8R only) to keep you constantly informed of the overall status of the system as well as the activity and health of specific components.
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There are also two buttons on the chassis control panel.
Control Panel Buttons
The two push-buttons located on the front of the chassis are (in order from left
to right) a reset button and a power on/off button.
z
RESET: Use the reset button to reboot the system.
z
POWER: This is the main power button, which is used to apply or turn
off the main system power. Turning off system power with this button
removes the main power but keeps standby power supplied to the system.
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the 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.
z
Power Fail: Indicates a power supply module has failed. The second power supply module will take the load and keep the system running
but the failed module will need to be replaced. Refer to Chapter 6 for
details on replacing the power supply. This LED should be off when the
system is operating normally. Note: the Power Fail LED applies only to the
6024H-8R. It is not needed for the 6024H-i, which has only a single power
supply.
z
Overheat/Fan Fail: IWhen this LED flashes, it indicates a fan failure.
When on continuously 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 (see Chapter 5). This LED will remain flashing or on as long as the indicated condition exists.
1
z
NIC1:
Indicates network activity on the LAN1 port when flashing.
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2
z
NIC2:
Indicates network activity on the LAN2 port when flashing.
z
HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. On the SuperServer 6024H-8R/
6024H-i, this LED indicates SCSI and CD-ROM/IDE and CD-ROM drive activity
when flashing.
z
Power: Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power
supply units. This LED should normally be illuminated when the system is
operating.
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SCSI Drive Carrier LEDs (6024H-8R only)
A SCSI drive carrier has two LEDs.
z
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the SCSI drive
carrier indicates drive activity. A connection to the SCSI SCA backplane
enables this LED to blink on and off when that particular drive is being
accessed.
z
Red: A SAF-TE compliant backplane is needed to activate the red
LED, which indicates a drive failure. (A SAF-TE compliant SCSI backplane
is standard on the 6024H-8R.) If one of the SCSI drives fail, you should be
notified by your system management software. Please refer to Chapter 6 for
instructions on replacing failed SCSI drives.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
Chapter 4
System Safety
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Electrical Safety Precautions
!
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself from
harm and the SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i from damage:
z 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.
z Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
z Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing or
installing main system components, such as the serverboard, memory
modules and the CD-ROM and floppy drives. When disconnecting power,
you should first power down the system with the operating system and
then unplug the power cords of all the power supply units in the system.
z 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.
z 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.
z 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.
z The power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
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z 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.
z CD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with a CDROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and hazardous
radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the unit in any
unconventional way.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
z Keep the area around the SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i clean and
free of clutter.
z The SuperServer 6024H-8R/6024H-i weighs approximately 57/54 lbs
(25.6/24.5 kg.) when fully loaded. When lifting the system, two people
at either end should lift slowly with their feet spread out to distribute
the weight. Always keep your back straight and lift with your legs.
Don't use the handles to lift the chassis; the handles should only be
used to pull the server out of the rack.
z 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.
z 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.
z 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.
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z After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up
and secure it to the rack unit with the retention screws after ensuring
that all connections have been made.
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ESD Precautions
!
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:
z Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
z Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic
bags until ready for use.
z Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
z 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.
z Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or contacts.
z When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
z Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when
not in use.
z 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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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when
the 6024H-8R/6024H-i is operating to assure proper cooling. Out of
warranty damage to the 6024H-8R/6024H-i system can occur if this
practice is not strictly followed.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5
Advanced Serverboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install processors and heatsinks
to the X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G serverboard, connect the data and power cables
and install add-on cards. All serverboard jumpers and connections are
described and a layout and quick reference chart are included in this chapter. Remember to close the chassis completely when you have finished
working on the serverboard to protect and cool the system sufficiently.
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Handling the Serverboard
Static electrical discharge can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to printed circuit boards, it is important to handle them very carefully (see Chapter 4). Also note that the size and weight of the serverboard
can cause it to bend if handled improperly, which may result in damage. To
prevent the serverboard from bending, keep one hand under the center of
the board to support it when handling. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from static discharge.
Precautions
• Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
• Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
• Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
• When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
• Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage.
When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Processor and Heatsink Installation
!
When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct
pressure on the label area of the fan. Also, do not place the
serverboard on a conductive surface, which can damage the BIOS
battery and prevent the system from booting up.
IMPORTANT: Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before
adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you
install the processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heat sink.
CPU Installation
1. Lift the lever on the CPU socket:
Lift the lever completely as shown
on the picture on the right; otherwise, you will damage the CPU
socket when power is applied. Install CPU1 first.
Socket lever
2. Insert the CPU in the socket,
making sure that pin 1 of the CPU
aligns with pin 1 of the socket (both
corners are marked with a triangle).
When using only one CPU, install it
into CPU socket #1. (Socket #2 is
automatically disabled if only one
CPU is used.)
Pin 1
3. Press the lever down until you
hear a *click*, which means the
CPU is securely installed in the
CPU socket. Repeat these steps
if you wish to install a second
CPU in socket#2.
Socket lever in the
locking Position
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Heatsink Installation
1. Do not apply any thermal compound to the heatsink or the CPU
die; the required amount has already been applied.
2. Place the heatsink on top of
the CPU so that the four mounting
holes are aligned with those on the
retention mechanism.
3. Screw in two diagonal screws
(i.e. the #1 and the #2 screws)
until just snug (do not fully tighten
the screws to avoid possible
damage to the CPU). Then screw
in the other two diagonal screws
until snug.
4. Finish the installation by fully
tightening all four screws.
Note: the SNK-P0010 passive heatsink is an optional accessory.
Figure 5-1. 604-pin PGA Socket: Empty and with Processor Installed
!
Warning! Make sure you lift the lever completely when
installing the CPU. If the lever is only partly raised, damage
to the socket or CPU may result.
Empty socket
With processor installed
Lever
Triangle (pin 1)
Triangle locating pin 1
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Connecting Cables
Now that the processors are installed, the next step is to connect the
cables to the serverboard. These include the data (ribbon) cables for the
peripherals and control panel and the power cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The ribbon cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices have
been carefully routed in preconfigured systems to prevent them from blocking the flow of cooling air that moves through the system from front to back.
If you need to disconnect any of these cables, you should take care to keep
them routed as they were originally after reconnecting them (make sure the
red wires connect to the pin 1 locations). If you are configuring the system, keep the airflow in mind when routing the cables.
The following data cables (with their serverboard connector locations noted)
should be connected. See the serverboard layout figure in this chapter for
connector locations.
z Ultra320 LVD SCSI cable (JA1, 6024H-8R only)
z IDE#1 cable (J5, 6024H-i only)
z Control Panel cable (JF1, see next page)
z CD-ROM cable (J6)
z Floppy Drive Cable (J12)
Connecting Power Cables
The X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G has a 24-pin primary power supply connector designated "ATX_Power" (JPW1) for connection to the ATX power supply.
Connect the appropriate connector from the power supply to the "ATX
Power" connector to supply power to the serverboard. The 12V 8-pin
processor power connector at J1D1 and the 12V 4-pin power connector at
J38 must also both be connected to your power supply. See the Connector Definitions section in this chapter for power connector pin definitions.
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Connecting the Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various front control panel connectors. See
Figure 5-2 for the pin locations of the various front control panel buttons and
LED indicators. Please note that even and odd numbered pins are on
opposite sides of each header.
All JF1 wires have been bundled into single ribbon cable to simplify their
connection. Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 as marked on the
board. The other end connects to the Control Panel printed circuit board,
located just behind the system status LEDs in the chassis.
See the Connector Definitions section in this chapter for details and pin
descriptions of JF1.
Figure 5-2. JF1 Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Ground
2
1
5-5
Reset
Reset Button
Pwr
Power Button
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I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
Figure 5-3 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-3. Rear Panel I/O Ports
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Installing Memory
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules:
http://www.supermicro.com/support/resources/
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules
to prevent any possible damage. Also note that the memory is
interleaved to improve performance (see step 1).
DIMM Installation (See Figures 5-4 and 5-5)
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
Bank #1A. The memory scheme is interleaved so you must install two
modules at a time, beginning with DIMM #1A, then DIMM #1B, and so on.
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the
notch along the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM
module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the
slot. Repeat for all modules (see step 1 above).
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Memory Support
The X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G has eight 184-pin DIMM slots that can support up to
16 GB of registered ECC DDR333 or up to 32 GB of registered ECC DDR226
SDRAM. The memory is an interleaved configuration, which requires modules of the same size and speed to be installed in pairs. You should not mix
modules of different sizes and/or speeds.
Note: if ECC registered DDR333 (PC2700) memory modules are used, configurations of four double-banked DIMMs or six single-banked DIMMs are
supported.
Figure 5-4. Side View of DIMM Installation into Slot
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it snaps into
place. Pay attention to the bottom notches.
To Remove: Use your thumbs to gently push each release tab
outward to free the module from the slot.
Figure 5-5. Top View of DIMM Slot
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Adding PCI Cards
1.
PCI slots:
The X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G has six PCI expansion slots, which includes two
x8 PCI-Express slots, one 64-bit 133 MHz PCI-X slot, two 64-bit 100 MHz
PCI-X slots and one 32-bit 33 MHz PCI slot. (One 100 MHz PCI slot
supports Zero Channel RAID.)
The SC823i-550LP chassis accommodates up to seven full-length, lowprofile PCI cards. PCI cards are installed directly to the serverboard
(riser cards are not needed).
2.
PCI card installation:
Before installing a PCI add-on card, make sure you install it into a slot that
supports the speed of the card (see step 1, above). Begin by removing the
screw from the I/O backpanel shield that corresponds to the slot you wish to
populate. Insert the PCI card into the correct slot on the serverboard,
pushing down with your thumbs evenly on both sides of the card. Finish by
securing the card to the chassis with the same screw you removed from the
I/O shield. Follow this procedure when adding a card to other slots.
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Serverboard Details
Figure 5-6. SUPER X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G Layout*
(not drawn to scale)
J1D1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
USB0/1
Parallel Port
COM1
JP10/11
SMBUS J32
JPW1
JP9
FAN1
JP13
J38
FAN5
FAN7
KB/
Mouse
FAN6
J9
CPU1
JF1
FAN2
J7
VGA
LAN1
North
Bridge
CPU2
FAN3
LAN2
JOH
JL1
JIPMI1
South
Bridge
Slot #5: x8 PCI-E
JPL2
FAN8
J12 J6 J5
Slot #4: PCI-X 133MHz
SCSI Ch A
JPF
JWOR
Slot #3: PCI-X 100MHz (ZCR)
Rage
XL
PXH
Slot #2: PCI-X 100MHz
Slot #1: PCI-32
AIC-7902
JA1
Battery
JWD JPG1
JD1
COM2
USB2/3 WOL
J11: SMB
*Notes:
Jumpers not noted are for test purposes only.
" indicates the location of Pin 1.
SCSI connectors and jumpers apply to the X6DH8-G only.
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JS2
JS1
JPA1
SATA1 SATA0
JA2
SCSI Ch B
FAN4
JBT1
SPKR
"
IDE #1
BIOS
JPL1
IDE #2
Floppy
IPMI 2.0
Slot #6: x8 PCI-E
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X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
JP10*
JP11
JPA1*
JPF
JPG1
JPL1
JPL2
JWD
CMOS Clear
3rd PW Supply Fail Alarm Enable
Alarm Reset
SCSI Controller Enable
Force PWR On
Onboard VGA Enable
LAN1 Enable/Disable
LAN2 Enable/Disable
Watch Dog
See Section 5-9
Open (Disabled)
Open (Disabled)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Open (Normal)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
COM1/COM2
DIMM#1A-DIMM#4B
FAN 1-8
J5/6
J7
J11
J12
J32
J35
J38
J1D1
JA1*
JA2*
JD1
JF1
JIPMI1
JL1
JOH
JP9
JPW1
JS1/JS2
JWOR
LAN1/2
USB0/1
USB2/3
WOL
*X6DH8-G (6042H-8R)
Description
COM1/COM2 Serial Port Connectors
DDR Memory Slots
Fans 1-8
IDE1/2 Hard Disk Drive Connectors
VGA Connector
System Management Bus Header
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
SMBUS PS
Parallel (Printer) Port
+12V 4-pin Auxiliary Power (required connection)
+12V 8-pin Processor Power (req. connection)
SCSI Channel A Connector
SCSI Channel B Connector
PWR LED (pins1-3)/Speaker Header (pins 4-7)
Front Control Panel Header
IPMI Connector
Chassis Intrusion Header
Overheat LED
Power Supply Fail Header
Primary ATX PWR Connector
Intel SATA#0/1 Connectors
Wake-on-Ring Header
Gigabit Ethernet Ports
USB Ports
Front Panel USB2/3 Headers
Wake-on-LAN Header
only
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Connector Definitions
ATX Power Connector
The X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G includes a
24-pin main power supply connector (JPW1) and a 4-pin Auxiliary
PWR connector (J38). These
power connectors meet the SSI
EPS 12V specification. See the
table on the right for pin definitions. For CPU power, please see
the item below.
ATX Power Supply 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW1)
Pin Number Definition Pin Number Definition
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
+3.3V
14
-12V
3
COM
15
COM
4
+5V
16
PS_ON#
5
COM
17
COM
6
+5V
18
COM
7
COM
19
COM
8
PWR_OK
20
Res(NC)
9 5VSB
21
+5V
10 +12V
22
+5V
11 +12V
23
+5V
12 +3.3V
24
COM
+12V 4-pin Connector
(J38)
Required
Connection
Processor Power
Connector
In addition to the Primary ATX power
connector (above), the 12v 8-pin processor power connector at J1D1
must also be connected to your
power supply. (If an 8-pin cable is
not available, please use two 4-pin
cables.) See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Required
Connection
Pins # Definition
1 & 2 Ground
3&4
+12 V
CPU 8-pin PWR
Connector (J1D1)
Pins Definition
1 thru 4 Ground
5 thru 8
+12v
NMI Button
The non-maskable interrupt button
header is located on pins 19 and 20
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
NMI Button Pin
Definitions (JF1)
Pin
Number
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Power LED
The Power LED connection is located on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
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PWR_LED Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number
Definition
15
Vcc
16
Control
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HDD LED
The HDD LED (for IDE and SCSI Disk
Drives) connection is located on pins
13 and 14 of JF1. Attach the hard
drive LED cable to these pins to display disk activity. Refer to the table
on the right for pin definitions.
HDD LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number Definition
13
Vcc
14
HD Active
NIC1/NIC2 LED
The NIC1 (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for LAN
port1 is located on pins 11 and 12
of JF1 and the NIC2 LED connection for LAN2 is located on Pins 9
and 10 of JF1. Attach an LED
cable to these pins to display network activity. Refer to the table
on the right for pin definitions.
OH/Fan Fail LED
Connect an LED to pins 7 and 8 of
JF1 to provide warning of a processor overheating or a fan failure. The LED will blink/stay on as
long as an overheat/fan fail condition exists. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Power Fail LED
NIC1/NIC2 LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number Definition
9/11
Vcc
10/12
GND
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number Definition
Vcc
7
GND
8
Power Fail LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer
to the table on the right for pin definitions.
5-12
Pin
Number Definition
5
Vcc
6
GND
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Reset Button
Reset Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach
it to the hardware reset switch on the
computer case. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin
Number Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
Power Button
Connector
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
The Power Button connection is located on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily contacting both pins will
power on/off the system. This button
can also be configured to function as
a suspend button (see the appropriate setting in BIOS). To turn off the
power when set to suspend mode,
depress the button for at least 4 seconds. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin
Number Definition
PW_ON
1
Ground
2
Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
Pin
Number
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at JL1. Attach the appropriate cable to inform you of a chassis intrusion.
USB Pin Definitions
(USB0/1)
Universal Serial Bus
(USB0/1)
There are four USB 2.0 (Universal
Serial Bus) ports/headers on the
serverboard. Two of them are
back panel USB ports (USB0/1)
and the other two are front panel
USB headers (USB2/3). See the
tables on the right for pin definitions.
5-13
Pin# Definition
1
Vcc
2
Data3
Data+
4
Ground
(FPUSB2/3)
Pin
Number
1
3
5
7
9
Definition
Vcc
DataData+
Ground
Key
Pin
Number
2
4
6
8
10
Definition
Vcc
DataData+
Ground
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Fan Headers
There are eight fan headers
(FAN1-FAN8) on the serverboard.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Notes: 1) These are 4-pin fan
headers. Pins 1-3 are backward
compatible with traditional 3-pin
fans. 2) Fan speed is controlled
by Thermal Management via BIOS
(refer to "Hardware Monitoring" in
the Advanced BIOS Setting.)
Fan Header Pin Definitions
Pin #
Definition
1
Ground (black)
2
+12V (red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWR_Control
Caution: These fan headers
use DC power.
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1)
Serial Ports
The COM1 serial port is located
under the parallel port (see Figure
5-3) and the COM2 header is located by thePCI slot. See the
tables on the right for pin definitions.
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
Pin Number Definition Pin Number Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
GND
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM2)
Pin Number Definition Pin Number Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
GND
10
NC
PS/2 Keyboard
and Mouse Port
Pin Definitions
(J9)
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and PS/2
mouse are located on J9. See the
table at right for pin definitions.
(See Figure 5-3 for the locations
of each.)
LAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports)
Two Gigabit Ethernet ports (designated LAN1 and LAN2) are located
on the I/O backplane. These ports
accept RJ45 type cables.
5-14
Pin
Number Definition
Data
1
NC
2
Ground
3
VCC
4
Clock
5
NC
6
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Power LED/Speaker/NMI
On the JDI header, pins 1-3 are
for a power LED and pins 4-7 are
for the speaker. See the table on
the right for speaker pin definitions.
Speaker Connector Pin
Definitions (JD1)
Pin
Number Function
4
+
5
Key
6
7
Definition
Power
No connection
Key
Speaker data
Note: The speaker connector pins
are for use with an external
speaker. If you wish to use the
onboard speaker, you should
close pins 6-7 with a jumper.
Wake-On-Ring
Wake-on-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR)
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated JWOR. This function allows your computer to receive
and "wake-up" by an incoming call
to the modem when in suspend
state. See the table on the right
for pin definitions. You must have
a Wake-On-Ring card and cable to
use this feature.
Pin
Number Definition
Ground
1
Wake-up
2
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN header is located
at WOL on the serverboard. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
You must enable the LAN Wake-Up
setting in BIOS to use this function.
(You must also have a LAN card with
a Wake-On-LAN connector and
cable to use this feature.)
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Wake-On-LAN Pin
Definitions (WOL)
Pin
Number
1
2
3
Definition
+5V Standby
Ground
Wake-up
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Power Fail Header
Power Fail
Pin Definitions (JP9)
Connect a cable from your power
supply to the Power Fail header
(JP9) to provide warning of power
supply failure. This warning signal is passed through the
PWR_LED pin to indicate of a
power failure on the chassis. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
Note: this feature is available with
the 6024H-8R only.
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
Definition
P/S 1 Fail Signal
P/S 2 Fail Signal
P/S 3 Fail Signal
Reset (from MB)
Note: This feature is only available
when using redundant Supermicro
power supplies.
SMB
SMB Header
Pin Definitions (J11)
A System Management Bus
header is located at J11. Connect
the appropriate cable here to utilize SMB on your system. SMB is
used to monitor the status of
power supply, the fans and the
system temperature. Power connection (below) is also required.
SMB Power (I2 C)
Connector
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
Definition
Data
Ground
Clock
No Connection
SMB PWR
Pin Definitions (J24)
Connect the SMB power connector to J32 (located near DIMM slot
#1A) to utilize SMB.
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
Definition
Clock
Data
N/A
N/A
N/A
Overheat LED (JOH)
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions (JOH)
Connect an LED to the JOH header
to provide warning of chassis overheating. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
5-16
Pin
Number
1
2
Definition
+5V
OH Active
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
Connector
Pins
To modify the operation of the
serverboard, jumpers can be
used to choose between
optional settings.
Jumpers
create shorts between two pins
to change the function of the
connector. Pin 1 is identified
with a square solder pad on
the printed circuit board. See
the serverboard layout pages
for jumper locations.
3
2
1
3
2
1
Jumper
Cap
Setting
Pin 1-2 short
Note : On two pin jumpers,
"Closed" means the jumper is on
and "Open" means the jumper is
off the pins.
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS (which will also clear any passwords). Instead of
pins, this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the
contents of CMOS.
To clear CMOS,
1) First unplug the power cord(s)
2) With the power disconnected, short the CMOS pads with a metal object such
as a small screwdriver
3) Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device)
4) Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system.
Note: Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
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LAN1
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPL1)
LAN1 Enable/Disable
Change the setting of jumper JPL1
to enable or disable the onboard
LAN port #1 on the serverboard.
See the table on the right for
jumper settings. The default setting is enabled
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
LAN2
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPL2)
LAN2 Enable/Disable
Change the setting of jumper JPL2
to enable or disable the onboard
LAN port #2 on the serverboard.
See the table on the right for
jumper settings. The default setting is enabled
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
SCSI Controller Enable/
Disable (X6DH8-G only)
Jumper JPA1 allows you to enable
or disable the SCSI headers. The
default setting is pins 1-2 to enable
all four headers. See the table on
the right for jumper settings.
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SCSI Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPA1)
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
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Watch Dog Enable/Disable
JWD enables the Watch Dog function. Watch Dog is a system monitor that can reboot the system when
a software application is "hung up".
Pins 1-2 will cause WD to reset the
system if an application is hung up.
Pins 2-3 will generate a nonmaskable interrupt signal for the application that is hung up. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
Watch Dog can also be enabled via
BIOS.
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Open
Definition
WD to Reset
WD to NMI
Disabled
Note: When enabled, the user
needs to write his own application
software in order to disable the
Watch Dog Timer.
Power Force On Enable/
Disable
Jumper JPF allows you to enable or
disable the Power Force On function.
If enabled, the power will always stay
on automatically. If this function disabled, the user needs to press the
power button to power on the system.
VGA Enable/Disable
JPG1 enables or disables the VGA
porton the serverboard. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
The default setting is enabled.
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Force Power On
(JPF)
Jumper
Position
Definition
Open
Normal
Closed
Force On
VGA
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPG1)
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
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3rd Power Supply Alarm
Enable/Disable
Power Supply
Alarm Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JP10)
The system can notify you in the
event of a power supply failure. This
feature assumes that three power
supply units are installed in the
chassis with one acting as a
backup. If you only have one or two
power supply units installed, you
should disable this (the default setting) with JP10 to prevent false
alarms. See the table on right for
pin definitions.
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Disabled
Enabled
Note: this setting should be disabled on the 6024H-i, which has a
single power supply.
Alarm Reset
The system will notify you in the
event of a power supply failure. This
feature assumes that Supermicro
redundant power supply units are
installed in the chassis. If you only
have a single power supply installed,
you should disable this (the default
setting) with (JP11) to prevent
false alarms. See the table on the
right for jumper settings.
Note: this setting should be disabled on the 6024H-i, which has a
single power supply.
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Alarm Reset Jumper
Settings
(JP11)
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
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5-10 Onboard Indicators
LAN1/LAN2 LEDs
1 Gb LAN Right LED
Indicator
Each of the Ethernet ports (located
beside the VGA port) have two
LEDs. The yellow (left) LED indicates activity while the other LED
may be green, orange or off to indicate the speed of the connection. See the table on the right for
the functions associated with this
second LED.
LED
Color
Off
Green
Orange
Definition
No Connection
100 MHz
1 GHz
5-11 Parallel Port, Floppy/Hard Disk Drive and SCSI
Connections
Note the following when connecting the floppy and hard disk drive cables:
• The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
• A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors
to provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires
always connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have
twisted wires always connects to drive B.
Parallel (Printer) Port Pin Definitions
(J35)
Parallel (Printer) Port
Connector
The parallel (printer) port is located on J35. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
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Function
StrobeData Bit 0
Data Bit 1
Data Bit 2
Data Bit 3
Data Bit 4
Data Bit 5
Data Bit 6
Data Bit 7
ACK
BUSY
PE
SLCT
Pin Number
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
Function
Auto FeedErrorInitSLCT INGND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
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Floppy Connector
The floppy connector is located
on J12. See the table below for
pin definitions.
Floppy Connector Pin Definitions (JP12)
Pin Number Function
1
GND
3
GND
5
Key
7
GND
9
GND
11
GND
13
GND
15
GND
17
GND
19
GND
21
GND
23
GND
25
GND
27
GND
29
GND
31
GND
33
GND
IDE Connectors
There are no jumpers to
configure the onboard IDE#1
and #2 connectors. See the
table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin Number Function
2
FDHDIN
4
Reserved
6
FDEDIN
8
Index10
Motor Enable
12
Drive Select B14
Drive Select A16
Motor Enable
18
DIR20
STEP22
Write Data24
Write Gate26
Track 0028
Write Protect30
Read Data32
Side 1 Select34
Diskette
IDE Connector Pin Definitions
(J5, J6)
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
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Function
Reset IDE
Host Data 7
Host Data 6
Host Data 5
Host Data 4
Host Data 3
Host Data 2
Host Data 1
Host Data 0
GND
DRQ3
I/O WriteI/O ReadIOCHRDY
DACK3IRQ14
Addr 1
Addr 0
Chip Select 0
Activity
Pin Number
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
Function
GND
Host Data 8
Host Data 9
Host Data 10
Host Data 11
Host Data 12
Host Data 13
Host Data 14
Host Data 15
Key
GND
GND
GND
BALE
GND
IOCS16GND
Addr 2
Chip Select 1GND
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Ultra320 SCSI
Connectors (X6DH8-G only)
Refer to the table below for the pin definitions of the Ultra320 SCSI connectors
located at JA1 and JA2.
Ultra320 SCSI Connectors (JA1, JA2)
Connector
Contact
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
Signal Names
Connector
Contact
Number
Signal Names
+DB(12)
+DB(13)
+DB(14)
+DB(15)
+DB(P1)
+DB(0)
+DB(1)
+DB(2)
+DB(3)
+DB(4)
+DB(5)
+DB(6)
+DB(7)
+DB(P)
GROUND
DIFFSENS
TERMPWR
TERMPWR
RESERVED
GROUND
+ATN
GROUND
+BSY
+ACK
+RST
+MSG
+SEL
+C/D
+REQ
+I/O
+DB(8)
+DB(9)
+DB(10)
+DB(11)
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
-DB(12)
-DB(13)
-DB(14)
-DB(15)
-DB(P1)
-DB(0)
-DB(1)
-DB(2)
-DB(3)
-DB(4)
-DB(5)
-DB(6)
-DB(7)
-DB(P)
GROUND
GROUND
TERMPWR
TERMPWR
RESERVED
GROUND
-ATN
GROUND
-BSY
-ACK
-RST
-MSG
-SEL
-C/D
-REQ
-I/O
-DB(8)
-DB(9)
-DB(10)
-DB(11)
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Notes
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Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Chapter 6
Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform
maintenance on the SC823S-R500LP/SC823i-550LP chassis. For component installation, follow the steps in the order given to eliminate the most
common problems encountered. If some steps are unnecessary, skip ahead
to the step that follows.
Tools Required
The only tool you will need to install components and perform maintenance
is a Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Electricstatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very
carefully. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD damage.
Precautions
z Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
z Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
z Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
z When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
z Put the motherboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
z For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting
fasteners and the serverboard.
Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Figure 6-1a.
6024H-8R: Front and Rear Chassis Views
Slim CD-ROM
Floppy Drive
Drive
Control Panel/
System LEDs
NIC 2
SCSI Drives (6)
5.25" Drive Bay
System Reset
Figure 6-1b.
COM1 Port
VGA Port
Ethernet Ports
6024H-i: Front and Rear Chassis Views
Slim CD-ROM
Control Panel/
Drive
System LEDs
Floppy Drive
IDE Drive Bays (2)
5.25" Drive Bay
COM1 Port
System Reset
Main Power
7 Low-Profile PCI Slots
Keyboard/Mouse Ports
USB Ports
Main Power
7 Low-Profile PCI Slots
Keyboard/Mouse Ports
USB Ports
NIC 1
VGA Port
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Ethernet Ports
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6-2
Control Panel
The control panel (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected
to the JF1 connector on the serverboard to provide you with system status
indications. A ribbon cable has bundled these wires together to simplify the
connection. Connect the cable from JF1 on the serverboard to JP4 on the
Control Panel PCB (printed circuit board). Make sure the red wire plugs into
pin 1 on both JF1 and JP4. Pull all excess cabling out of the airflow path.
The LEDs inform you of system status. See Chapter 3 for details on the
LEDs and the control panel buttons. Details on JF1 can be found in Chapter
5.
6-3
System Fans
Four 8-cm fans and an air shroud (which channels the air flow to the
processors) provide all the cooling needed for the SuperServer 6024H-8R/
6024H-i. It is very important that the chassis top cover is properly installed
and making a good seal in order for the cooling air to circulate properly
through the chassis and cool the components. See Figure 6-2.
System Fan Failure
The fans run at 6300 rpm. If a fan fails, the ambient air temperature in the
chassis will rise and activate the overheat LED on the control panel. Replace any non-working fan immediately. The hot plug fan will start to function upon connection to its fan header on the X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G
serverboard.
Replacing System Fans
1.
Removing a fan
Remove the chassis cover. Press the tabs on the top of the fan housing
and remove the fan and its housing. System power does not need to be shut
down since the fans are all hot-pluggable.
2.
Installing a new fan
Replace the failed fan with an identical 8-cm, 12 volt fan (available from
Supermicro, p/n FAN-0070). Position the new fan at its proper place in
the chassis by fitting the fan with its housing onto the fan mounts in the
chassis. A "click" can be heard if the fan (in its housing) is properly
installed. If the system power is on, the hot-plug feature will cause the fan to
start immediately upon being connected to its header on the serverboard.
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Figure 6-2.
System Cooling Fans
Top Chassis
Cover (removed)
Cover Release Buttons
Motherboard
Power Supply
System Memory
System Cooling Fans
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Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Accessing the Drive Bays
SCSI Drives (6024H-8R only): You do not need to access the inside of
the chassis or remove power to replace or swap SCSI drives. Proceed
to the next step for instructions. Note: You must use standard 1" high,
80-pin SCA SCSI drives in the SuperServer 6024H-8R.
IDE Drives (6024H-i only): You must power down the system and remove
the top chassis cover to replace IDE drives. Proceed to the "IDE Drive
Installation" section later in this chapter for instructions.
CD-ROM/Floppy Disk Drive: For installing/removing the CD-ROM or floppy
disk drive, you will need to gain access to the inside of the server by
removing the top cover of the chassis. Proceed to the "CD-ROM and
Floppy Drive Installation" section later in this chapter for instructions.
5.25" Drive Bay: For installing/removing a component in the 5.25" drive
bay, proceed to the "5.25" Drive Bay Installation" section later in this
chapter for instructions.
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SCSI Drive Installation (6024H-8R only)
1.
Mounting a SCSI drive in a drive carrier
The SCSI drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation
and removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper
airflow for the SCSI drive bays. For this reason, even empty carriers
without SCSI drives installed must remain in the chassis. To add a new
SCSI drive, install a drive into the carrier with the printed circuit board
side toward the carrier so that the mounting holes align with those in the
carrier (3a). Secure the drive to the carrier with three screws on each
side (3b), as shown in Figure 6-3.
Figure 6-3. Mounting a SCSI Drive in a Carrier
3b
3a
3b
!
!
Use caution when working around the SCSI backplane.
Do not touch the backplane with any metal objects
and make sure no ribbon cables touch the backplane
or obstruct the holes, which aid in proper airflow.
Important: Regardless of how many SCSI hard drives
are installed, all SCSI drive carriers must remain in the
drive bays for proper airflow.
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2.
Installing/removing hot-swap SCSI drives
The SCSI drive bays are located in the front of the chassis, making them
easily accessible for installation and removal. The SCSI drives are hotswap units, meaning that they can be installed and removed while the
system is running. To remove a SCSI drive, first push the release button
located beside the drive's LEDs, then swing the handle fully out and use
it to pull the SCSI drive carrier straight out (see Figure 6-4).
Figure 6-4.
Removing a SCSI Drive Carrier
Release Button
Handle
!
Important:
All of the SCSI drive carriers must remain
in the drive bay to maintain proper cooling airflow.
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SCA Backplane
The SCSI drives plug into a SAF-TE compliant SCA backplane that provides
power, SCSI ID and bus termination. A RAID controller can be used with
the SCA backplane to provide data security. The operating system you use
must have RAID support to enable the hot-swap capability of the SCSI
drive. The SCA SCSI backplane is already preconfigured; there are no
jumpers or switches.
Figure 6-5.
SCSI SCA Backplane
SCSI ID#0
SCSI ID#3
SCSI ID#4
SCSI ID#1
SCSI ID#5
SCSI ID#2
SCSI ID#6 is used for the SAF-TE Controller
Removing the air shroud
Under most circumstances you will not need to remove the air shroud to
perform any service on the system. However, if you wish to temporarily
remove it (the air shroud sould always be in place when the system is
operating), please follow this procedure.
Begin by depressing the tabs at the front and rear of the shroud to
unlock it, then lift it up and out of the chassis. To reinstall, simply
position the air shroud in its proper place and push it in until you hear it
click.
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IDE Drive Installation (6024H-i only)
1.
Hard drive support
Hard disk drives may installed in the six internal fixed drive bays located
at the front of the system. Hard drives in these bays are mounted in
drive carriers to help promote proper airflow and shield against EMI. For
this reason, even empty carriers without hard drives installed should
remain in the chassis. You must power down the system before
installing or removing any hard drive.
2.
Mounting an IDE drive in a drive carrier
IDE hard drives are not hot-swappable, meaning system power must be
turned off before installing and/or removing them. After power is
removed from the system, remove the top chassis cover and unscrew
the retention screw at the top center of the drive. Then push the back of
the carrier so it exits the front of the chassis (see Figure 6-6).
When installing a hard disk drive, position it in the carrier with the printed
circuit board side toward the carrier (facing down) and with the drive's
mounting holes aligned with those in the carrier. Secure the drive to the
carrier with four screws, as shown in Figure 6-6. Fully insert the carrier
back into the chassis (the drive's data and power cables will connect
upon insertion), then replace thge cover and restore power to the
system.
Installing a Component in the 5.25" Drive Bay
1.
Mounting the component in the drive carrier
A component such as an additional IDE hard drive or SCSI drive that can
fit into a standard IDE drive bay can be mounted in the 5.25" drive bay.
The component should also be mounted in a drive carrier to simplify its
installation and removal from the chassis. The carrier also helps promote
proper airflow. For this reason, even an empty carrier without a component installed must remain in the chassis. To add a component such as
those noted above, install a drive into the carrier with the printed circuit
board side toward the carrier (facing down) so that the mounting holes
align with those in the carrier. Secure the drive to the carrier with the
four screws.
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2.
Installing/removing 5.25" drive bay component
A single 5.25" IDE drive bay is located in the front of the chassis, making
it easily accessible for installation and removal. This component is not
hot-swappable, meaning system power must be turned off before
installing and/or removing them.
To remove the drive carrier, first power down the system and then
remove the top cover of the chassis. Unscrew the retention screw at
the top center of the drive, then push the drive carrier out from the back
until you can grasp and pull it out through the front of the chassis.
Attach the component to the carrier if installing. Then reverse the drive
carrier removal procedure to install the drive, making sure you screw in
the retention screw. Replace the top cover when finished.
Figure 6-6.
Removing an IDE Drive Carrier
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CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation
The top cover of the chassis must be opened to gain full access to the CDROM and floppy drive bays. The 6024H-8R/6024H-i accomodates only slim
type CD-ROM drives. Side mounting brakets are typically needed to mount
a slim CD-ROM drive in the 6024H-8R/6024H-i server.
First, release the retention screws that secure the server unit to the rack.
Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it
locks (you will hear a "click"). Next, depress the two buttons on the top of
the chassis to release the top cover and at the same time, push the cover
away from you until it stops. You can then lift the top cover from the
chassis to gain full access to the inside of the server. You must power
down the system before installing or removing floppy or IDE components.
Drives mount on rails and should "click" into place to be correctly and fully
installed in their bays.
• The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
• A color mark on a cable typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors to
provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires always
connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have twisted wires
always connects to drive B.
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Power Supply: 6024H-8R
The SuperServer 6024H-8R has a 500 watt redundant power supply consisting of two power modules. Each power supply module has an autoswitching capability, which enables it to automatically sense and operate at
a 100V or 240V input voltage.
Power Supply Failure
If either of the two power supply modules fail, the other module will take the
full load and allow the system to continue operation without interruption.
The PWR Fail LED will illuminate and remain on until the failed unit has been
replaced. Replacement units can be ordered directly from Supermicro (see
contact information in the Preface). The power supply units have a hotswap capability, meaning you can replace the failed unit without powering
down the system.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
You do not need to shut down the system to replace a power supply
unit. The redundant feature will keep the system up and running while
you replace the failed hot-swap unit. Replace with the same model - SP5022S (p/n PWS-0049), which can be ordered directly from Supermicro (see
Contact Information in the Preface).
1.
Removing the power supply
First unplug the power cord from the failed power supply unit. Then
depress the locking tab on the power supply unit and pull the unit straight
out with the rounded handle.
2.
Installing a new power supply
Replace the failed hot-swap unit with another SP502-2S power supply unit (p/
n PWS-0049). Simply push the new power supply unit into the power bay
until you hear a click. Secure the locking tab on the unit and finish by
plugging the AC power cord back into the unit.
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Power Supply: 6024H-i
The SuperServer 6024H-i has a single 550 watt power supply. This power
supply has an auto-switching capability, which enables it to automatically sense
and operate at a 100V or 240V input voltage.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply unit fails, the system will shut down and you will need to
replace the power supply unit. Replace with the same model - SP552-2C (p/n
PWS-0047), which can be ordered directly from Supermicro (see Contact Information in the Preface).
As there is only one power supply unit in the
6024H-i, the server must be powered down before removing and/or replacing the power supply for whatever reason.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
1.
Removing the power supply
First turn the power switch on the control panel off, then unplug the
power cord from the system. Remove the chassis cover by pressing the
two release buttons on the top of the chassis (near the front) and push
the chassis top rearward about one inch. To remove the failed power
unit, remove all screws that connect the power supply to the chassis
(two at the rear, four at the side, one on the bottom and one at the
front). The power supply can then be lifted straight up and out of the
chassis.
2.
Installing a new power supply
Replace the failed unit with another unit of the same input voltage, output
voltage and wattage. It is highly recommended to replace it with exactly
the same model power supply. Carefully insert the new unit into position
in the chassis and secure it with the eight screws described in the
paragraph above. Then reconnect the power cord, replace the chassis
top cover and reposition the unit back into the rack. Finish by depressing
the power button on the chassis front panel.
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X6DH8-G2/
X6DHE-G2. The Phoenix ROM BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be
easily upgraded using a floppy disk-based program. Due to periodic
changes in the BIOS, some settings may have been added or deleted that
might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual Download area of the Supermicro web site (www.supermicro.com) for any such
changes.
Starting the Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, hit the <Delete> key while the system is
booting-up. (In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the BIOS setup
screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as <F1>,
<F2>, and so on.)
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS
screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. “Grayed-out” options cannot be configured. The right frame
displays the key legend. Above the key legend is an area reserved for a
text message. When an option is selected in the left frame, it is highlighted
in white. Often a text message will accompany it. (Note: BIOS has default
text messages built in. Supermicro retains the option to include, omit, or
change any of these text messages.) Options printed in Bold are the
default settings.
The BIOS setup/utility uses a key-based navigation system called hot keys.
Most of these hot keys (<F1>, <F10>, <Enter>, <ESC>, <Arrow> keys, etc.)
can be used at any time during the setup navigation process.
Note: fan speed is controlled by the "Auto Fan Control" setting in BIOS.
The recommended setting for the 6024H-82R/6024H-i2 is "3-wire Mode"
If you load the BIOS default settings this setting may change. Therefore,
if you do load BIOS defaults, you should reenter BIOS setup and change
this setting back to "3-wire Mode", then save and exit (see page 7-18).
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Running Setup
Default settings are in bold text unless otherwise noted.
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing the appropriate text from the main BIOS Setup screen. All displayed
text is described in this section, although the screen display is often all
you need to understand how to set the options (see on next page).
When you first power on the computer, the Phoenix BIOS™ is immediately
activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two
ways:
1. By pressing <Delete> immediately after turning the system on, or
2. When the message shown below appears briefly at the bottom of the
screen during the POST (Power On Self-Test), press the <Delete> key to
activate the main Setup menu:
Press the <Delete> key to enter Setup
Note: Please load "System Setup Default" when using the system for the
first time.
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Main BIOS Setup
All main Setup options are described in this section. The main BIOS Setup screen
is displayed below.
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to move among the different settings in each menu.
Use the Left/Right arrow keys to change the options for each setting.
Press the <Esc> key to exit the CMOS Setup Menu. The next section describes
in detail how to navigate through the menus.
Items that use submenus are indicated with the
press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Main BIOS Setup Menu
Main Setup Features
System Time
To set the system date and time, key in the correct information in the
appropriate fields. Then press the <Enter> key to save the data.
System Date
Using the arrow keys, highlight the month, day and year fields and enter
the correct data. Press the <Enter> key to save the data.
BIOS Date
This feature allows BIOS to automatically display the BIOS date.
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Legacy Diskette A
This setting allows the user to set the type of floppy disk drive installed as
diskette A. The options are Disabled, 360Kb 5.25 in, 1.2MB 5.25 in, 720Kb
3.5 in, 1.44/1.25MB, 3.5 in and 2.88MB 3.5 in.
Parallel ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the Parallel ATA function.
The options are Disabled, Channel 0, Channel 1 and Both.
Serial ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the Serial ATA function.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Serial ATA RAID Enable
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (For a Windows OS
environment, use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. If set to
Disabled, use the Non-RAID driver.)
Native Mode Operation
Select the native mode for ATA. The options are Parallel ATA, Serial ATA,
Both and Auto.
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IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE
Channel 2 Master, IDE Channel 3 Master
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of IDE Channel 0
Master/Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 2 Master, IDE
Channel 3 Master slots. Hit <Enter> to activate the following sub-menu
screen for detailed options of these items. Set the correct configurations
accordingly. The items included in the sub-menu are:
Type
Selects the type of IDE hard drive. The options are Auto, (which allows
BIOS to automatically determine the hard drive's capacity, number of
heads, etc.), a number from 1-39 (to select a predetermined type of hard
drive), CDROM and ATAPI Removable. The "User" option will allow the
user to enter the parameters of the HDD installed at this connection. The
option-"Auto" will allow BIOS to automatically configure the parameters
of the HDD installed at the connection. Choose the option 1-39 to select
a predetermined HDD type. Select CDROM if a CDROM drive is installed.
Select ATAPI if a removable disk drive is installed.
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CHS Format
The following items will be displayed:
Type: This item displays the type of CPU.
Cylinders: This item indicates the status of cylinders.
Headers: This item indicates the number of headers.
Sectors: This item displays the number of sectors.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum storage capacity
of the system.
LBA Format
The following items will be displayed:
Total Sectors: This item displays the number of total sectors available
in the LBA Format.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum capacity in the
LBA Format.
Multi-Sector Transfer
This item allows the user to specify the number of sectors per block to
be used in multi-sector transfer. The options are Disabled, 4 Sectors, 8
Sectors and 16 Sectors.
LBA Mode Control
This item determines whether Phoenix BIOS will access the IDE Channel 0
Master Device via the LBA mode. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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32 Bit I/O
This option allows the user to enable or disable the function of 32-bit
data transfer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Transfer Mode
Selects the transfer mode. The options are Standard, Fast PIO1, Fast
PIO2, Fast PIO3, Fast PIO4, FPIO3/DMA1 and FPIO4/DMA2.
Ultra DMA Mode
Selects the Ultra DMA Mode. The options are Disabled, Mode 0, Mode
1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4 and Mode 5.
System Memory
This display informs you how much system memory is recognized as being
present in the system.
Extended Memory
This display informs you how much extended memory is recognized as
being present in the system.
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Advanced Setup
Choose Advanced from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the
arrow keys. You should see the following display. The items with a triangle
beside them have sub menus that can be accessed by highlighting the item and
pressing <Enter>. Options for PIR settings are displayed by highlighting the
setting option using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter>.
Boot Features
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Quick Boot Mode
If enabled, this feature will speed up the POST (Power On Self Test)
routine by skipping certain tests after the computer is turned on. The
settings are Enabled and Disabled. If Disabled, the POST routine will run
at normal speed.
Quiet Boot
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the diagnostic screen during
boot-up.
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ACPI Mode
Use the setting to determine if you want to employ ACPI (Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface) power management on your system.
The options are Yes and No.
Power Loss Control
This setting allows you to choose how the system will react when power
returns after an unexpected loss of power. The options are Stay Off,
Power On and Last State.
Watch Dog
If enabled, this option will automatically reset the system if the system is
not active for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Summary Screen
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the summary screen which
displays the system configuration during bootup.
Memory Cache
Cache System BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system
memory to be used as a System BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS write
(cache) its data into this reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect"
to enable this function, and this area will be reserved for BIOS ROM
access only. Select "Uncached" to disable this function and make this
area available for other devices.
Cache Video BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system
memory to be used as a Video BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS write
(cache) its data into this reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect"
to enable the function and this area will be reserved for Video BIOS ROM
access only. Select "Uncached" to disable this function and make this
area available for other devices.
Cache Base 0-512K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the base memory
area: block 0-512K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area
in the Static DRM (SDROM) or to be written into the L1/ L2/ L3 cache
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inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations. Select "Uncached" to disable
this funciton. Select "Write Through" to allow data to be cached into the
buffer and written into the system memory at the same time. Select
"Write Protect" to prevent data from being written into the base memory
area of Block 0-512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data
back directly from the buffer without writing data to the System Memory
for fast CPU data processing and operation. The options are
"Uncached", "Write Through", "Write Protect" and "Write Back".
Cache Base 512K-640K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the memory area:
512K-640K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the
Static DRM (SDROM) or written into the L1/ L2/ L3 cache inside the CPU
to speed up CPU operations. Select "Uncached" to disable this funciton.
Select "Write Through" to allow data to be cached into the buffer and
written into the system memory at the same time. Select "Write Protect"
to prevent data from being written into the base memory area of Block
0-512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data back directly from
the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data
processing and operation. The options are "Uncached", "Write Through",
"Write Protect" and "Write Back".
Cache Extended Memory
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the extended memory
area to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static
DRM (SDROM) or written into the L1/ L2/ L3 cache inside the CPU to
speed up CPU operations. Select "Uncached" to disable this funciton.
Select "Write Through" to allow data to be cached into the buffer and
written into the system memory at the same time. Select "Write Protect"
to prevent data from being written into the base memory area of Block
0-512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data back directly from
the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data
processing and operation. The options are "Uncached", "Write Through",
"Write Protect" and "Write Back".
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PCI Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCI
devices.
Onboard GLAN (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capability to boot from the GLAN. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Onboard SCSI OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capitally to boot from a SCSI HDD. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Reset Configuration Data
If set to Yes, this setting clears the Extended System Configuration Data(ESCD) area. The options are Yes and No.
Frequency for Slot#2-Slot#3/SCSI
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency for the devices
installed in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66
MHz, PCI-X 66 MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz and PCI-X 133 MHz.
Frequency for Slot#4
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency of the devices
installed in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66
MHz, PCI-X 66 MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz and PCI-X 133 MHz.
PCI Devices, Slot #1 - Slot#6
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to
the following:
Option ROM Scan
When enabled, this setting will initialize the device expansion ROM.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Enable Master
This setting allows you to enable the selected device as the PCI bus
master. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Latency Timer
This setting allows you to set the clock rate for Bus Master. A highpriority, high-throughout device may benefit from a greater clock rate.
The options are Default, 0020h, 0040h, 0060h, 0080h, 00A0h, 00C0h,
and 00E0h. For Unix, Novell and other Operating Systems, please
select the option "Other". If a drive fails after the installation of a new
software, you might want to change this setting and try again.
Different OSs requires different Bus Master clock rates.
Large Disk Access Mode
This setting determines how large hard drives are to be accessed.
The options are DOS and Other (for Unix, Novellle NetWare and other
operating systems).
Advanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Force Compliance Mode
This feature allows you to enable the PCI-Express Compliance Mode. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
PCI-E Express Jitter Tolerance
This feature allows the user to set the PCI-E Jitter Tolerance Level. The
options are 4 to 12.
PCI-E Port A Device 2/PCI-E Port B Device 4
If enabled, the feature allows you to set the device selected to be
compliant with the PCI-Express Compliance 1.0 Mode. The options are
Disabled, Enabled and Auto.
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Memory RAS Feature Control
Select this option in order to enable the special feature of DIMM sparing
or memory mirroring. The options are Mirroring, Sparing and Standard.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If "Enabled", BIOS will monitor the level of Electromagnetic Interference
caused by the components and will attempt to decrease the interference
whenever needed. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
DRAM Data Integrity Mode
If enabled, this feature allows the data stored in the DRMA memory to
be integrated for faster data processing. The options are 72-bit ECC,
144-bit ECC, Auto and Disabled.
ECC Error Type
This setting lets you select which type of interrupt is to be activated as
a result of an ECC error. The options are None, NMI (Non-Maskable
Interrupt), SMI (System Management Interrupt) and SCI (System Control
Interrupt.)
SERR Signal Condition
This setting specifies the ECC error conditions that an SERR# is to be
asserted. The options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit and Both.
USB Device 29, Function 0 & 1
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable all functions for the USB
devices specified.
Legacy USB Support
This setting allows you to enable support for Legacy USB devices. The
settings are Enabled and Disabled.
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Advanced Processor Options
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
Hyper-threading
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the hyper-threading
function. Hyper-threading results in increased CPU performance.
(Applicable for the XP systems.)
Set Maximum Extended CPUID=3
If enabled, this feature allows you to set the value of Maximum CPUID
Extended function to 3. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
I/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Serial Port A
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port A. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS or OS controlled).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for serial port A. The options are 3F8,
2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
Select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port A. The options are
IRQ3 and IRQ4.
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Serial Port B
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port B. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS
Controlled.
Mode
Specify the type of device that will be connected to serial port B. The
options are Normal and IR (for an infrared device).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for serial port B. The options are 3F8,
2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
Select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port B. The options are
IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Parallel Port
This setting allows you to assign control of the parallel port. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS or OS controlled).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for the parallel port. The options are 378,
278 and 3BC.
Interrupt
Select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port. The options
are IRQ5 and IRQ7.
Mode
This feature allows you to specify the parallel port mode. The options
are Output only, Bi-Directional, EPP and ECP.
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DMA Channel
This item allows you to specify the DMA channel for the parallel port.
The options are DMA1 and DMA3.
Floppy Disk Controller
This setting allows you to assign control of the floppy disk controller. The
options are Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS and OS
controlled).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for the parallel port.
Primary and Secondary.
The options are
DMI Event Logging
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Event Log Validity
This is a display to inform you of the event log validity. It is not a setting.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display to inform you of the event log capacity. It is not a setting.
View DMI Event Log
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to view the contents of the event
log.
Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable event logging.
ECC Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable ECC event logging.
Mark DMI Events as Read
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to mark the DMI events as read.
Clear All DMI Event Logs
Select Yes and press <Enter> to clear all DMI event logs. The options are
Yes and No.
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Console Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
This item allows you to specifies to redirect the console to Onboard COM
A or Onboard COM B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
This item allows you to select the BAUD rate for console redirection. The
options are 300, 1200, 2400, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K and 115.2K.
Console Type
This item allows you to choose from the available options to select the
console type for console redirection. The options are VT100, VT100,8bit,
PC-ANSI, 7bit, PC ANSI, VT100+ and VT-UTF8.
Flow Control
This item allows you to choose from the available options to select the
flow control for console redirection. The options are None, XON/XOFF
and CTS/RTS.
Console Connection
This item allows you to choose select the console connection.
options are Direct and Via Modem.
The
Continue CR after POST
Choose whether to continue with console redirection after the POST
routine. The options are On and Off.
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Hardware Monitor Logic
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option allows the user to set a CPU temperature threshold that
will activate the alarm system when reached. The options are 70 oC,
75 oC, 80 oC and 85 oC.
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following items:
CPU1 Temperature: This item displays CPU1 Temperature.
CPU2 Temperature: This item displays CPU2 Temperature.
System Temperature: This item displays the System Temperature.
Auto Fan Control
Select 3-Wire Mode to allow the speed of onboard CPU and Chassis
Fans to be controlled by DC Voltage. Select 4-Wire Mode to allow the
onboard Fan Speed to be controlled by PWM (Pulse Width Modulation).
CHS Fan 1 - CHS FAN8: If the Auto Fan Control feature is enabled, BIOS
will automatically display the status of the fans indicated in this item.
Vcore A/Vcore B: These items display the Voltage status of CPU A and
CPU B.
P3V3: This item displays the +3.3V voltage status.
P5V: This item displays the +5V voltage status.
N12V: This item displays the -12V voltage status.
P12V: This item displays the +12V voltage status.
VDD: This item displays the VDD status.
P5Vsb: This item displays the +5V standby power voltage status.
P3P3Vsb: This item displays the +3.3V standby power voltage status.
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Security
Choose Security from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. Security setting options are
displayed by highlighting the setting using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter>.
Supervisor Password Is:
This displays whether a supervisor password has been entered for the
system. "Clear" means such a password has not been used and "Set"
means a supervisor password has been entered for the system.
User Password Is:
This displays whether a user password has been entered for the system.
"Clear" means such a password has not been used and "Set" means a user
password has been entered for the system.
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Set Supervisor Password
When the item "Set Supervisor Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key.
When prompted, type the Supervisor's password in the dialogue box to set
or to change supervisor's password, which allows access to BIOS.
Set User Password
When the item "Set User Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key.
When prompted, type the user's password in the dialogue box to set or to
change the user's password, which allows access to the system at bootup.
Fixed Disk Boot Sector
This setting may offer some protection against viruses when set to Write
Protect, which protects the boot sector on the hard drive from having data
written to it. The other option is Normal.
Password on Boot
This setting allows you to require a password to be entered when the
system boots up. The options are Enabled (password required) and
Disabled (password not required).
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Boot
Choose Boot from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. Highlighting a setting with a + or - will
expand or collapse that entry. See details on how to change the order and specs
of boot devices in the Item Specific Help window.
+Removable Devices
Highlight and press <Enter> to expand the field. See details on how to
change the order and specs of devices in the Item Specific Help window.
CDROM Drive
See details on how to change the order and specs of the CDROM drive in
the Item Specific Help window.
+Hard Drive
Highlight and press <Enter> to expand the field. See details on how to
change the order and specs of hard drives in the Item Specific Help
window.
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Exit
Choose Exit from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display.
Exit Saving Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made and to
exit the BIOS Setup utility.
Exit Discarding Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to exit the BIOS Setup utility without saving
any changes you may have made.
Load Setup Defaults
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to load the default settings for all items in
the BIOS Setup. These are the safest settings to use.
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Discard Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to discard (cancel) any changes you
made. You will remain in the Setup utility.
Save Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made. You will
remain in the Setup utility.
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Appendix A
BIOS POST Codes
This section lists the POST (Power On Self Test) codes for the PhoenixBIOS. POST
codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
Recoverable POST Errors
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, the BIOS will display
an POST code that describes the problem. BIOS may also issue one of the
following beep codes:
1 long and two short beeps - video configuration error
1 continuous long beep - no memory detected
Terminal POST Errors
If a terminal type of error occurs, BIOS will shut down the system. Before
doing so, BIOS will write the error to port 80h, attempt to initialize video and
write the error in the top left corner of the screen.
The following is a list of codes that may be written to port 80h.
POST Code
02h
03h
04h
06h
07h
08h
09h
0Ah
0Bh
0Ch
0Eh
0Fh
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
16h
17h
Description
Verify Real Mode
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
Get CPU type
Initialize system hardware
Disable shadow and execute code from the ROM.
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
Set IN POST flag
Initialize CPU registers
Enable CPU cache
Initialize caches to initial POST values
Initialize I/O component
Initialize the local bus IDE
Initialize Power Management
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices
Initialize keyboard controller
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum
Initialize cache before memory Auto size
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18h
1Ah
1Ch
20h
22h
24h
28h
29h
2Ah
2Ch
2Eh
2Fh
32h
33h
36h
38h
3Ah
3Ch
3Dh
41h
42h
45h
46h
47h
48h
49h
4Ah
4Bh
4Ch
4Eh
4Fh
50h
51h
52h
54h
55h
58h
59h
5Ah
5Bh
Description
8254 timer initialization
8237 DMA controller initialization
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
Auto size DRAM
Initialize POST Memory Manager
Clear 512 kB base RAM
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx*
1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of low byte of
memory bus
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager
Warm start shut down
Shadow system BIOS ROM
Auto size cache
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
Initialize extended memory for RomPilot
Initialize interrupt vectors
POST device initialization
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
Initialize I20 support
Check video configuration against CMOS
Initialize PCI bus and devices
Initialize all video adapters in system
QuietBoot start (optional)
Shadow video BIOS ROM
Display BIOS copyright notice
Initialize MultiBoot
Display CPU type and speed
Initialize EISA board
Test keyboard
Set key click if enabled
Enable USB devices
2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts
Initialize POST display service
Display prompt “Press F2 to enter SETUP”
Disable CPU cache
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POST Code
5Ch
60h
62h
64h
66h
67h
68h
69h
6Ah
6Bh
6Ch
6Eh
70h
72h
76h
7Ch
7Dh
7Eh
80h
81h
82h
83h
84h
85h
86h
87h
88h
89h
8Ah
8Bh
8Ch
8Fh
90h
91h
92h
93h
95h
96h
97h
98h
Description
Test RAM between 512 and 640 kB
Test extended memory
Test extended memory address lines
Jump to UserPatch1
Configure advanced cache registers
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
Enable external and CPU caches
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
Display external L2 cache size
Load custom defaults (optional)
Display shadow-area message
Display possible high address for UMB recovery
Display error messages
Check for configuration errors
Check for keyboard errors
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
Initialize Intelligent System Monitoring
Initialize coprocessor if present
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs
Late POST device initialization
Detect and install external RS232 ports
Configure non-MCD IDE controllers
Detect and install external parallel ports
Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices
Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices
(optional)
Initialize BIOS Data Area
Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)
Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area
Test and initialize PS/2 mouse
Initialize floppy controller
Determine number of ATA drives (optional)
Initialize hard-disk controllers
Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers
Jump to UserPatch2
Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
Install CD ROM for boot
Clear huge ES segment register
Fix up Multi Processor table
1-2 Search for option ROMs. One long, two short
beeps on checksum failure
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99h
9Ah
9Ch
9Dh
9Eh
9Fh
A0h
A2h
A4h
A8h
AAh
ACh
AEh
B0h
B1h
B2h
B4h
B5h
B6h
B7h
B9h
BAh
BBh
BCh
BDh
BEh
BFh
C0h
C1h
C2h
C3h
C4h
C5h
C6h
C7h
C8h
C9h
CAh
CBh
CCh
Description
Check for SMART Drive (optional)
Shadow option ROMs
Set up Power Management
Initialize security engine (optional)
Enable hardware interrupts
Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives
Set time of day
Check key lock
Initialize typematic rate
Erase F2 prompt
Scan for F2 key stroke
Enter SETUP
Clear Boot flag
Check for errors
Inform RomPilot about the end of POST.
POST done - prepare to boot operating system
1 One short beep before boot
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
Check password (optional)
Initialize ACPI BIOS
Prepare Boot
Initialize SMBIOS
Initialize PnP Option ROMs
Clear parity checkers
Display MultiBoot menu
Clear screen (optional)
Check virus and backup reminders
Try to boot with INT 19
Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)
Initialize error logging
Initialize error display function
Initialize system error handler
PnPnd dual CMOS (optional)
Initialize note dock (optional)
Initialize note dock late
Force check (optional)
Extended checksum (optional)
Redirect Int 15h to enable remote keyboard
Redirect Int 13h to Memory Technologies
Devices such as ROM, RAM, PCMCIA, and
serial disk
Redirect Int 10h to enable remote serial video
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POST Code
CDh
CEh
D2h
Description
Re-map I/O and memory for PCMCIA
Initialize digitizer and display message
Unknown interrupt
The following are for boot block in Flash ROM
POST Code
E0h
E1h
E2h
E3h
E4h
E5h
E6h
E7h
E8h
E9h
EAh
EBh
ECh
EDh
EEh
EFh
F0h
F1h
F2h
F3h
F4h
F5h
F6h
F7h
Description
Initialize the chipset
Initialize the bridge
Initialize the CPU
Initialize system timer
Initialize system I/O
Check force recovery boot
Checksum BIOS ROM
Go to BIOS
Set Huge Segment
Initialize Multi Processor
Initialize OEM special code
Initialize PIC and DMA
Initialize Memory type
Initialize Memory size
Shadow Boot Block
System memory test
Initialize interrupt vectors
Initialize Run Time Clock
Initialize video
Initialize System Management Manager
Output one beep
Clear Huge Segment
Boot to Mini DOS
Boot to Full DOS
* If the BIOS detects error 2C, 2E, or 30 (base 512K RAM error), it displays an additional
word-bitmap (xxxx) indicating the address line or bits that failed. For example, “2C
0002” means address line 1 (bit one set) has failed. “2E 1020" means data bits 12
and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. The BIOS also sends the
bitmap to the port-80 LED display. It first displays the checkpoint code, followed by
a delay, the high-order byte, another delay, and then the loworder byte of the error.
It repeats this sequence continuously.
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Appendix B
Software Installation
After all the hardware has been installed, you must first configure the
Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA RAID Driver before you install the
Windows operating system. The necessary drivers are all included on
the Supermicro bootable CDs that came packaged with your motherboard.
(For Adaptec's SCSI Host RAID Utility, please refer to the CDs that came
with your motherboard.)
B-1 Adaptec Embedded SATA RAID Controller Driver
Serial ATA (SATA)
Serial ATA (SATA) is a physical storage interface. It uses a single cable
with a minimum of four wires to create a point-to-point connection between
devices. SATA is a serial link which supports transfer rates from 150
MBps. Because the serial cables used in SATA are thinner than the traditional cables used in Parallel ATA (PATA), SATA systems have better airflow and can be installed in smaller chassis than Parallel ATA. In addition,
the cables used in PATA can only extend to 40cm long, while SATA cables
can extend up to one meter. Overall, SATA provides better functionality than
PATA.
Configuring BIOS settings for the SATA RAID Functions
1. Press the Del key during system bootup to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If it is the first time to power on the system, we recommend that
you load the Optimized Default Settings. If you have already done so,
please skip to Step 3.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the "Exit" Menu. Once in the "Exit" Menu,
scroll down the menu to select the item "Load Optimized Default Settings"
and press the Enter key. Select OK to confirm the selection. Press the
Enter key to load the default settings to the BIOS.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the "Main" Menu in BIOS.
4. Scroll down to the item "SATA RAID Enable", select Enabled and
press Enter.
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5. Tap the Esc key and scroll down to "Exit". Select "Save and Exit" from
the "Exit" menu. Press the Enter key to save the changes and exit the
BIOS.
6. Once you've exited the BIOS Utility, the system will re-boot.
7. During system startup, press the Ctrl and the A keys simultaneously
to run the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility when prompted by the message: "Press <Ctrl><A> for Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility".
Adaptec Embedded SATA with HostRAID Controller
Driver
Adaptec's Embedded Serial ATA RAID with HostRAID controller adds
RAID functionality to the Serial ATA I/O controller by supporting RAID 0
(Striping) or RAID 1 (Mirroring) to enhance the industry's pioneer PCI-toe host controller products. RAID striping (RAID 0) can greatly improve
hard disk I/O performance because of its capability in striping data
across multiple drives. RAID mirroring (RAID 1) allows the data to be
simultaneously written to two drives, so critical data is always available
even if one hard disk fails.
Due to this built-in functionality, your Supermicro motherboard is specially
designed to keep pace with the increasing performance demands of
today's computer systems by improving disk I/O throughput and providing
data accessibility regardless of a single disk failure. By incorporating
Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA into the motherboard design, Supermicro
offers the user the benefits of SATA RAID without the high costs associated with RAID hardware.
Note: For Adaptec's RAID Driver Installation Instructions, please refer to
the Adaptec RAID Controller User's Guide: "Emb_SA_RAID_UG.pdf",
which is located in the CD that came with this motherboard. You can
also download a copy of Adaptec's User's Guide from our website at
www.supermicro.com.
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Using the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility (ARC)
The Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility is an embedded BIOS Utility, including:
*Array Configuration Utility: Use this utility when you want to create,
configure and manage arrays.
*Disk Utilities: Use this option to format or verify disks.
To run the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility, you will need to enable the
RAID function in the system BIOS (refer to Chapter 7 for System BIOS
Configurations), and then press the Ctrl and A keys simultaneously
when prompted to do so during the system startup. (Refer to the previous page for detailed instructions.)
Note: To select an option, use the arrow keys to highlight the item and
then press the Enter key to select it. To return to the previous menu,
press the ESC key.
Using the Array Configuration Utility (ACU)
The Array Configuration Utility (ACU) enables you to create, manage, and
delete arrays from the controller’s BIOS, add and delete spare drives,
and initialize drives. During the system startup, press the Ctrl and A keys
simultaneously, and the main menu will appear.
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Managing Arrays
Select this option to view array properties and delete arrays. The following sections describe the operations Of "Managing Arrays".
To select this option, use the arrow keys and the Enter key to select
Managing Arrays from the main menu (as shown below).
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Viewing Array Properties
To view the properties of an existing array:
1. At the BIOS prompt, press Ctrl+A.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown on the previous screen.)
4. From the List of Arrays dialog box, select the array you want to view
and press Enter.
The Array Properties dialog box appears, showing detailed
information on the array. The physical disks associated with the array
are displayed here.
5. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
Deleting Arrays
Warning: Back up the data on an array before you delete it to prevent
the loss of data. Deleted arrays cannot be restored.
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC main menu, select Array Configuration Utility
(ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Manage Arrays.
4. Select the array you wish to delete and press Delete.
5. In the Array Properties dialog box, select Delete and press
Enter. The following prompt is displayed:
Warning!! Deleting the array will render array unusable. Do you
want to delete the array?(Yes/No):
RAID 1 only - the following prompt is also displayed:
Deleting the partition will result in data loss! Do you also want to
delete the partition? (Yes/No):
6. Press Yes to delete the array or partition or No to return to the
previous menu.
7. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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Creating Arrays
Before creating arrays, make sure the disks for the array are connected
and installed in your system. Note that disks with no usable space, or
disks that are un-initialized are shown in gray and cannot be used. See
Initializing Disk Drives.
To create an array
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility Main Menu
(ACU) (as shown on the first screen on page B-4).
3. From the ACU menu select Create Array.
4. Select the disks for the new array and press Insert (as shown on the
the screen below).
Note: To deselect any disk, highlight the disk and press Delete.
5. Press Enter when both disks for the new array are selected. The
Array Properties menu displays (as the shown on the screen on the next
page).
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Assigning Array Properties
Once you've create a new array, you are ready to assign properties to
the array.
Caution: Once the array is created and its properties are assigned, you
cannot change the array properties using the ACU. You will need to use
the Adaptec Storage Manager - Browser Edition. (Refer to Adaptec's
User's Guide in the enclosed CD.)
To assign properties to the new array
1. In the Array Properties menu (as shown on the following screen),
select an array type and press Enter.
Note that only the available array types (RAID 0 and RAID 1) are displayed on the screen. (Using RAID 0 or RAID 1 requires two drives.)
2. Under the item "Arrays Label", type in a label and press Enter. The
label cannot be more than 15 characters.
3. For RAID 0, select the desired stripe size. (Available stripe sizes are
16, 32, and 64 KB - default. It is recommended that you do not change
the default setting.)
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4. The item "Create RAID via" allows you to select between the different methods of creating RAID 0 and RAID 1.
The following table gives examples of when each is appropriate.
Raid Level
RAID 0
RAID 0
RAID 1
Create Via
No Init
Migrate
(*Note)
Build1
RAID 1
Clear
RAID 1
Quick
RAID 1
Init
When Appropriate
Creating a RAID 0 on new drives
Creating a RAID 0 from one new drive and
one drive with data you wish to preserve
Any time you wish to create a RAID 1, but especially if
you have data on one drive that you wish to preserve
Creating a RAID 1 on new drives, or when you want to
ensure that the array contains no data after creation.
Fastest way to create a RAID 1.
Appropriate when using new drives
5. When finished, press Done (as shown on the following screen).
Note: If you select Migrate for RAID 0, or Build for RAID 1, you will be
asked to select the source drive. The contents of the source drive will be
preserved. However, the data on the new drive will be lost.
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Notes
1. Before adding a new drive to an array, back up any data contained on
the new drive. Otherwise, all data will be lost.
2. If you stop the build or clear process on a RAID 1 from ACU, you can
restart it by pressing Ctrl+R.
3. A RAID 1 created using the Quick Init option may return some data miscompares if you later run a consistency check. This is normal and is not a
cause for concern.
4. The ACU allows you to use drives of different sizes in a RAID. However,
during a build operation, only the smaller drive can be selected as the
source or first drive.
5. When migrating from single volume to RAID 0, migrating from a larger
drive to a smaller drive is allowed. However, the destination drive must be
at least half the capacity of the source drive.
6. Adaptec does not recommend that you migrate or build an array on
Windows dynamic disks (volumes), as it will result in data loss.
Warning: Do not interrupt the creation of RAID 0 using the Migrate option.
If you do, you will not be able to restart or to recover the data that was on
the source drive.
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Adding a Bootable Array
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the list of arrays, select the array you want to make bootable and
press Ctrl+B.
3. Enter Y to create a bootable array when the following message is displayed: "This will make all other existing bootable array non-bootable. Do
you want to make this array bootable? (Yes/No):" A bootable array will
then be created. An asterisk will appear next to the bootable array.
Deleting a Bootable Array
To delete a bootable array
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the bootable array (*) you want to delete
and press Ctrl+B. (A bootable array is an array marked with an asterisk.)
3. Enter Y to delete a bootable array when the following message is displayed: "The array is already marked bootable. Do you want to make this
array as not bootable? (Yes/No):" The bootable array will then be deleted
and the asterisk will disappear.
Note: do not use the delete key to delete a bootable array.
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Adding/Deleting Hotspares
Note: In order to rebuild a RAID (RAID 0 or RAID 1), you need to add a new
HDD as a hotspare.
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A as prompted to access the ARC
Utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Add/Delete Hotspares.
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight and select the disk you
want to designate as a hotspare, and press Insert, then press Enter.
5. Select Yes when the following prompt is displayed:
"Do you want to create spare?" (Yes/No?)
The spare you have selected will appear in the Select Drive Menu.
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Initializing Disk Drives
If an installed disk does not appear in the disk selection list for creating a
new array or if it appears grayed out, you may have to initialize it before
you can use it as part of an array. Drives attached to the controller must
be initialized before they can be used in an array.
Caution: Initializing a disk overwrites the partition table on the disk and
makes any data on the disk inaccessible. If the drive is used in an array,
you may not be able to use the array again.
Do not initialize a disk that is part of a boot array. To determine which
disks are associated with a particular array, please refer to Viewing
Array Properties.
To initialize drives:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU) (as
shown on the screen below).
3. Select Initialize Drives.
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the disk you wish to
initialize and press Insert (as shown on the following screen).
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5. Repeat Step 4 so that both drives to be initialized are selected (as
shown on the following screen).
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6. Press Enter.
7. Read the warning message as shown on the screen below.
8. Make sure that you have selected the correct disk drives to initialize.
If correct, type Y to continue.
Rebuilding Arrays
Note 1: Rebuilding applies to Fault Tolerant arrays (RAID 1) only.
If an array build process (or initialization) is interrupted or critical with
one member missing, you must perform a rebuild to optimized its functionality. For a critical array rebuild operation, the optimal drive is the source
drive.
Note 2: If no spare array exists and a hard disk drive fails, you need to
create a spare before you can rebuild an array.
To Rebuild an array:
1. From the Main Menu, select Manage Arrays. From the list of arrays,
select the array you want to rebuild.
2. Press Ctrl+R to rebuild.
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Using the Disk Utilities
The Disk Utilities enable you to format or verify the media of your Serial
ATA hard disks.
To access the disk utilities:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Disk Utilities.
3. Select the desired disk and press Enter (as shown below.)
You can choose from the following options
1. Format Disk - Simulates a low-level format of the hard drive by writing
zeros to the entire disk. Serial ATA drives are low-level formatted at the
factory and do not need to be low-level formatted again.
Caution: Formatting destroys all data on the drive. Be sure to back up
your data before performing this operation.
2. Verify Disk Media - Scans the media of a disk drive for defects.
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To Exit Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
1. Once you have completed RAID array configurations, press ESC to
exit. The following screen will appear.
2. Press Yes to exit the Utility.
For more information regarding the Adaptec RAID Utility, please
refer to Adaptec's User's Guide in the CD included in your shipping package. You can also download a copy of Adaptec User's
Guide from our web site at: www. supermicro.com.
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B-2 Installing Intel's 6300ESB Driver by Adaptec and
Windows OS
1. Insert Supermicro's bootable CD that came with the package into the
CD drive during the system reboot. The "Super Micro Driver Diskette
Maker" screen will appear.
2. Choose "Intel Hance Rapids Driver by 3rd Party (Adaptec)" from the
items listed and press Enter.
3. From the next screen displayed, choose the OS driver you want to
install and press Enter.
4. Insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press Enter as prompted.
5. Exit the program after the process is completed. Then, reboot the
system.
6. Insert Microsoft Windows OS Setup CD in the CD Driver. The system
will boot up from the CD.
7. Press the F6 key when the message "Press F6 if you need to install a
third party SCSI or RAID driver" is displayed.
8. When the Windows OS Setup screen appears, press S to specify
additional device(s).
9. Insert the driver diskette labelled "Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA Raid
Controller Driver" into your floppy drive and press the Enter key.
10. Choose Adaptec Embedded Host Serial ATA Raid Controller
from the list indicated in the Windows OS Setup Screen and press the
Enter key.
11. Press the Enter key to continue the installation process. (If you need
to specify any additional devices to be installed, do so at this time.) Once
all devices are specified, press the Enter key to continue with the installation.
12. From the Windows OS Setup screen, press the Enter key. The OS
setup routine will automatically load all device files and continue the Windows OS installation.
13. After the Windows OS installation has completed, the system will
automatically reboot.
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B-3 Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers
Installing Other Drivers
After you've installed the Windows Operating System, a screen (as
shown in Figure B-1) will appear. You are now ready to install additional
software programs and drivers. To install these software programs and
drivers, click the icons to the right of these items.
Figure B-1. Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install
each item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each
item, you must re-boot the system before moving on to the next
item on the list. You should install everything here except for the SUPER
Doctor utility, Intel LDCM and the LAN/SCSI driver diskettes, which are
optional. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire
contents of the CD.
Note: Please refer to the Adaptec User's Guide (included in the CD) for
installing the Adaptec SATA RAID Controller Driver. You can also download
a copy of the guide from our website.
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Appendix B: Software Installation
Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a web-based management tool that
offers both remote and local management tools. The local management
application is called SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program included
on the CDROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor
the environment and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays crucial system information such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See Figures B-2 and B-3 for examples of the
Supero Doctor III interface.
Figure B-2. Supero Doctor III: Health Information Display
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Figure B-3. Supero Doctor III: Remote Control Display
Note: SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web site
at: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also
download the SDIII User's Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf. For Linux, we recommend using Supero
Doctor II.
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Appendix C: System Specifications
Appendix C
System Specifications
Processors
Single or dual 604-pin Intel ® Xeon TM EM64T processors at a front side
(system) bus speed of 800 MHz. (Please refer to the support section of
our web site for a complete listing of supported processors.
Chipset
Intel E7520 chipset
BIOS
8 MB Phoenix ® Flash ROM
Memory Capacity
Eight 184-pin DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of registered ECC
DDR333 or up to 32 GB of registered ECC DDR266 SDRAM
Note: Interleaved memory - requires memory to be installed two at a time. See the memory
section in Chapter 5 for details.
SCSI Controller (6024H-8R only)
Adaptec AIC-7902 for dual channel Ultra320 onboard SCSI
SCSI Backplane Controller (6024H-8R only)
CSE-SCA-822: SAF-TE compliant backplane supports six (6) SCA hotswap SCSI drives
Peripheral Drives/Bays
One (1) 3.5" floppy drive
One (1) slim CD-ROM drive
One (1) 5.25" drive bay
Six (6) SCSI drive bay carriers (6024H-8R)
Two (2) carriers (3 drives in each) to house up to six (6) IDE drives
(6024H-i)
Expansion Slots
Chassis: Seven (7) I/O chassis slots
Serverboard: total of six (6) PCI-Express/PCI-X/PCI slots
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Serverboard: 6024H-8R/6024H-i
Model: X6DH8-G/X6DHE-G (Extended ATX)
Dimensions: 12 x 13 in (305 x 330 mm)
Chassis: 6024H-8R/6024H-i
Model: SC823S-R500LP/SC823i-550LP (2U rackmount)
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 16.7 x 89 x 25.6 in. (424 x 434 x 650 mm)
Weight
Gross (Bare Bone): 57/54 lbs. (25.6/24.5 kg.)
System Cooling
Four (4) 8-cm, 6300 rpm chassis cooling fans (hot-swappable)
One (1) air shroud for 2U rackmount system
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Rated Input Current, PWS-049:10A max.
PWS-047: 9A (115V) to 3.5A (230V)
Rated Input Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Power Supply (6024H-8R)
Rated Output Power: 500W (Model# SP502-2S, Part# PWS-0049)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (21A), +5V (30A), -5V (0.8A), 12V ALL
(39A), +5Vsb (2.0A)
Power Supply (6024H-i)
Rated Output Power: 550W (Model# SP552-2C, Part# PWS-0047)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (30A), +5V (35A), 12V ALL (42A), +5Vsb
(2.0A)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
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Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions:
FCC Class B, EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2/-3-3, CISPR 22 Class B
Electromagnetic Immunity:
EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4,
EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
Safety:
EN 60950/IEC 60950-Compliant
UL Listed (USA)
CUL Listed (Canada)
TUV Certified (Germany)
CE Marking (Europe)
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