SUPER
2U Twin2TM
SuperServer
5026Ti-HTRF
USER’S MANUAL
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for professional system integrators and PC technicians. It
provides information for the installation and use of the SuperServer 5026Ti-HTRF.
Installation and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians
only.
The SuperServer 5026Ti-HTRF is a 2U Twin2 (two serverboards/nodes in a 2U
chassis) rackmount server based on the SC827H-R920B server chassis and four
Super X8SiT-HF serverboards.
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 Super X8SiT-HF serverboard
and the SC827H-R920B chassis.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 5026Ti-HTRF
into a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the system. If
your server was ordered without the processor and memory components, this chapter will refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for their installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer to this chapter 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.
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 5026Ti-HTRF.
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X8SiT-HF serverboard, including the
locations and functions of connectors, headers and jumpers. Refer to this chapter
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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 SC827H-R920B 2U rackmount
server chassis. You should follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or reconfiguring SATA 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: POST Error Beep Codes
Appendix B: BIOS Recovery
Appendix C: System Specifications
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Notes
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Motherboard Features ..................................................................................... 1-2
Processor ........................................................................................................ 1-2
Memory ........................................................................................................... 1-2
Onboard SATA................................................................................................. 1-2
PCI Expansion Slots ....................................................................................... 1-2
Onboard Controllers/Ports .............................................................................. 1-2
1-3
Server Chassis Features ................................................................................ 1-4
System Power ................................................................................................. 1-4
SATA Subsystem ............................................................................................. 1-4
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 1-4
Cooling System ............................................................................................... 1-4
1-4
2U Twin2: System Notes ................................................................................. 1-5
Nodes .............................................................................................................. 1-5
System Power ................................................................................................. 1-5
SATA Backplane/Drives................................................................................... 1-5
1-5
Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2 Server Installation
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the System .................................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ......................................................................................... 2-1
Choosing a Setup Location ............................................................................. 2-2
Rack Precautions ............................................................................................ 2-2
Server Precautions.......................................................................................... 2-2
Rack Mounting Considerations ....................................................................... 2-3
Ambient Operating Temperature ................................................................ 2-3
Reduced Airflow ......................................................................................... 2-3
Mechanical Loading ................................................................................... 2-3
Circuit Overloading ..................................................................................... 2-3
Reliable Ground ......................................................................................... 2-3
Removing the Protective Film ......................................................................... 2-4
2-4
Rack Mounting Instructions ............................................................................. 2-5
Separating the Sections of the Rack Rails ..................................................... 2-5
Installing the Inner Rail Extensions ................................................................ 2-6
Outer Rack Rails ............................................................................................. 2-7
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Checking the Serverboard Setup .................................................................... 2-9
2-6
Preparing to Power On ................................................................................. 2-10
Chapter 3 System Interface
3-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons ..................................................................................... 3-1
Power .............................................................................................................. 3-1
UID .................................................................................................................. 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-2
Overheat/Fan Fail ........................................................................................... 3-2
NIC .................................................................................................................. 3-2
3-4
SATA Drive Carrier LEDs ................................................................................ 3-2
Chapter 4 System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions .......................................................................... 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions ............................................................................ 4-2
4-3
ESD Precautions ............................................................................................. 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions .................................................................................... 4-4
Chapter 5 Advanced Motherboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Motherboard .............................................................................. 5-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 5-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 5-2
5-2
Motherboard Installation .................................................................................. 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables .......................................................................................... 5-3
Connecting Data Cables ................................................................................. 5-3
Connecting Power Cables .............................................................................. 5-3
Connecting the Control Panel ......................................................................... 5-3
5-4
Rear I/O Ports ................................................................................................. 5-4
5-5
Processor and Heatsink Installation................................................................ 5-5
Installing the LGA1156 Processor ................................................................. 5-5
Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink ................................................................. 5-7
5-6
Installing Memory ............................................................................................ 5-9
DIMM Installation ............................................................................................ 5-9
Memory Support ............................................................................................ 5-10
Memory Population Guidelines ......................................................................5-11
5-7
Adding PCI Expansion Cards ....................................................................... 5-14
5-8
Motherboard Details ...................................................................................... 5-14
X8SiT-HF Quick Reference ........................................................................... 5-14
5-9
Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-17
5-10
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-23
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5-11
Onboard Indicators........................................................................................ 5-26
5-12
SATA Ports .................................................................................................... 5-27
5-13
Installing Software ......................................................................................... 5-28
Supero Doctor III ........................................................................................... 5-29
Chapter 6 Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices .................................................................................. 6-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 6-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 6-1
6-2
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 6-2
6-3
System Fans ................................................................................................... 6-2
Fan Configuration............................................................................................ 6-3
System Fan Failure ......................................................................................... 6-3
6-4
Hard Drive Installation/Removal...................................................................... 6-4
Overview ......................................................................................................... 6-4
Installing and Removing Hard Drives ............................................................. 6-4
6-5
Node Installation/Removal .............................................................................. 6-7
6-6
Installing the Air Shrouds ................................................................................ 6-9
Air Shrouds ..................................................................................................... 6-9
6-7
Power Supply .................................................................................................. 6-9
Chapter 7 BIOS
7-1
Introduction...................................................................................................... 7-1
Starting BIOS Setup Utility .............................................................................. 7-1
How To Change the Configuration Data ......................................................... 7-1
How to Start the Setup Utility ......................................................................... 7-2
7-2
Main Setup ...................................................................................................... 7-2
7-3
Advanced Setup Configurations...................................................................... 7-4
7-4
Security Settings ........................................................................................... 7-20
7-5
Boot Settings ................................................................................................ 7-21
7-6
Exit Options ................................................................................................... 7-22
Appendix A POST Error Beep Codes
Appendix B BIOS Recovery
Appendix C System Specifications
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
The Supermicro SuperServer 5026Ti-HTRF is "2U Twin2" server composed of the
SC827H-R920B chassis and four X8SiT-HF motherboards. Please refer to our web
site for information on operating systems that have been certified for use with the
5026Ti-HTRF.
In addition to the mainboard and chassis, various hardware components may have
been included with the 5026Ti-HTRF, as listed below.
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Four passive CPU heatsinks (SNK-P0046P)
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Four riser cards for PCI-E x16 add-on cards (RSC-R1U-E16R)
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Four 8-cm PWM fans (FAN-0111L4)
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SATA Accessories:
Twelve 2.5" hard drive carriers (MCP-220-00075-0B)
One SATA backplane (BPN-SAS-827HQ)
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One CD containing drivers and utilities
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Motherboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 5026Ti-HTRF are four X8SiT-HF single processor
motherboards based upon Intel's 3420 chipset. Below are the main features of
the X8SiT-HF. Note that the features on each board are quadrupled for the server,
which includes four nodes.
Processor
Each X8SiT-HF supports single Intel® Xeon® 3400 and L3400 Series, CoreTM i3 and
Pentium® G6950 processors (LGA1156 socket). Please refer to our web site for a
complete listing of supported processors (www.supermicro.com).
Memory
The X8SiT-HF has six DIMM slots that can support up to 16 GB of UDIMM or up
to 32GB of RDIMM DDR3-1333/1066/800 MHz ECC memory only.
Onboard SATA
A SATA controller is built into the chipset to provide support for a six port, 3 Gb/sec
Serial ATA subsystem, which is RAID 0, 1, 5 (Windows only) and 10 compatible.
PCI Expansion Slots
The X8SiT-HF has one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot. Riser cards are included for
use.
Onboard Controllers/Ports
An onboard IDE controller supports two IDE devices. Onboard I/O backpanel ports
include one COM port, a VGA port, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, two Gb LAN
ports, a dedicated IPMI LAN port and two USB ports. Extra USB ports are included
on the motherboard.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include voltage monitors, a
chassis intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU
overheat sensors, virus protection and BIOS rescue.
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PCI-E x16 SLOT
PCIe2.0_x16
5.0Gb/s
DDR3 (CHA)
Xeon 3400 Series
1333/1066MHz
DIMM1(Far)
DIMM2
DIMM3
6 UDIMM
DDR3 (CHB)
VID[0-7]
1333/1066MHz
DIMM1(Far)
DIMM2
DIMM3
6 SATA PORTS
7 USB PORTS
2.5Gb
x4 DMI
VRM 11.1
MISC VRs
SATA-II
PCIe_x1
2.5Gbps
GLAN1
82576BE
RJ45
Intel 3420
PCIe_x1
2.5Gbps
GLAN2
82576BE
RJ45
PCH
PCI32
300MB/s
USB2.0
480Mbps
LPC
TPM 1.2
LPC header
CLOCK
FLASH
SPI 32Mb
SPI
LPC
COM1
HEALTH INFO
NUVOTON WPCM450
RMII
LPC
CK505
Rev1.0
W83627DHG UBE
RTL8201
PHY
VGA
PORT
RJ45
LPC I/O
RoHS 6/6
Figure 1-1. Intel 3420 Chipset: System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
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Server Chassis Features
The following is a general outline of the main features of the SC827H-R920B 2U
chassis. Details on the chassis can be found in Chapter 6.
System Power
When configured as a SuperServer 5026Ti-HTRF, the SC827H-R920B includes a
redundant (dual) 920W power supply, which provides power to all four serverboards
(nodes). If either power supply fails, the other will allow the system to continue to
run.
SATA Subsystem
The SC827H-R920B chassis was designed to support twelve SATA hard drives,
which are hot-swappable units.
Control Panel
The SC827H-R920B features four independant control panels associated with each
serverboard (node) in the chassis. Each control panel has LEDs to indicate power
on, network activity, power fail, fan fail, system overheat conditions and the UID
LED. Each control panel also includes a main power button and a UID button.
Cooling System
The SC827H-R920B chassis has an innovative cooling design that features four
8-cm high-performance fans. A fan speed control setting in BIOS allows fan speed
to be determined by system temperature. See Chapter 6 for details.
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2U Twin2: System Notes
As a 2U Twin2 configuration, the 5026Ti-HTRF is a unique server system. With four
system boards incorporated into a single chassis acting as four separate nodes,
there are several points you should keep in mind.
Nodes
Each of the serverboards act as a separate node in the system. As independant
nodes, each may be powered off and on without affecting the others. In addition,
each node is a hot-swappable unit that may be removed from the rear of the chassis.
The nodes are connected to the server backplane by means of an adapter card.
System Power
The server has an additional 920W power supply module (two total) for power
redundancy. If a power supply module fails the other backup module will keep the
system running until it can be replaced.
SATA Backplane/Drives
As a system, the 5026Ti-HTRF supports the use of twelve SATA drives. A single
backplane works to apply system-based control for power and fan speed functions, yet at the same time logically connects a set of three SATA drives to each
serverboard. Consequently, RAID setup is limited to a three-drive scheme (RAID
cannot be spread across all twelve drives). See the Drive Bay Installation/Removal
section in Chapter 6 for the logical hard drive and node configuration.
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
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Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8226-5990
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
2-1
Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get the 5026Ti-HTRF 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 system 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 server. 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. Be sure to read the Rack and Server Precautions
in the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the server was shipped in should include the rackmount hardware needed
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
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Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front
door completely (~25 inches).
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Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for
sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
This product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated
equipment rooms, service closets and the like).
•
This product is not suitable for use with visual display work place devices according to §2 of the the German Ordinance for Work with Visual Display Units.
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Warnings and Precautions!
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Rack Precautions
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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 it.
•
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.
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Allow the hot plug SATA drives and power supply modules 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.
•
Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking
the chassis airflow. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections.
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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Removing the Protective Film
Before operating the server for the first time, it is important to remove the protective film covering the top of the chassis, in order to allow for proper ventilation and
cooling.
Removing the Protective Film
1. Peel off the protective film covering the top cover and the top of the chassis
2. Check that all ventilation openings on the top cover and the top of the chassis
are clear and unobstructed.
Figure 2-1: Removing the Protective Film
1
Check Ventilation
Openings
12
!
Warning: Except for short periods of time, do NOT operate the server
without the cover in place. The chassis cover must be in place to
allow proper airflow and prevent overheating.
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Rack Mounting Instructions
This section provides information on installing the SC827 chassis into a rack unit
with the quick-release rails provided. There are a variety of rack units on the market,
which may mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly. You should also refer to
the installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
Note: This rail will fit a rack between 26" and 33.5" deep.
Separating the Sections of the Rack Rails
The chassis package includes two rail assemblies in the rack mounting kit. Each
assembly consists of two sections: an inner fixed chassis rail that secures directly
to the server chassis and an outer fixed rack rail that secures directly to the rack
itself.
Figure 2-2. Separating the Rack Rails
Rail Assembly
1
Separating the Inner and Outer Rails
1. Locate the rail assembly in the chassis
packaging.
Extending the Rails
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2. Extend the rail assembly by pulling it
outward.
3. Press the quick-release tab.
QuickRelease Tab
4. Separate the inner rail extension from
the outer rail assembly.
Separating
the Inner Rail
Extension
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Installing the Inner Rail Extensions
The SC827 chassis includes a set of inner rails in two sections: inner rails and inner
rail extensions. The inner rails are pre-attached to the chassis, and do not interfere
with normal use of the chassis if you decide not to use a server rack. The inner rail
extension is attached to the inner rail to mount the chassis in the rack.
Installing the Inner Rails
1. Place the inner rail extensions on the side of the chassis aligning the hooks
of the chassis with the rail extension holes. Make sure the extension faces
"outward" just like the pre-attached inner rail.
2. Slide the extension toward the front of the chassis.
3. Secure the chassis with 2 screws as illustrated. Repeat steps for the other
inner rail extension.
Figure 2-3. Installing the Inner Rail Extensions
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Figure 2-4: Assembling the Outer Rails
Outer Rack Rails
Outer rails attach to the rack and hold the chassis in place. The outer rails for the
SC827 chassis extend between 30 inches and 33 inches.
Installing the Outer Rails to the Rack
1. Secure the back end of the outer rail to the rack, using the screws provided.
2. Press the button where the two outer rails are joined to retract the smaller
outer rail.
3. Hang the hooks of the rails onto the rack holes and if desired, use screws to
secure the front of the outer rail onto the rack.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the remaining outer rail.
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Figure 2-5: Installing Into the Rack
Installing the Chassis into a Rack
1. Extend the outer rails as illustrated above.
2. Align the inner rails of the chassis with the outer rails on the rack.
3. Slide the inner rails into the outer rails, keeping the pressure even on both
sides. When the chassis has been pushed completely into the rack, it should
click into the locked position.
4. Optional screws may be used to secure the to hold the front of the chassis to
the rack.
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After you install the system in the rack, you will need to access the inside of the
nodes to make sure the serverboard is properly installed.
Accessing the Inside of a Node (Figure 2-6)
1. Before removing a node, unplug all the cables that connect to that node.
2. To remove a node, first push the two latches (located near the handles)
inward.
3. Grasp the handles and pull the node out from the rear of the chassis.
4. To remove the system from the rack completely, depress the locking tabs in
the chassis rails (push the right-side tab down and the left-side tab up) to
continue to pull the system out past the locked position.
Checking the Components and Setup
1. You may have a processor already installed in each of the four serverboards.
Each processor needs its own heatsink. See Chapter 5 for instructions on
processor and heatsink installation.
2. Your 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.
3. You can install one add-on card to each node for a total of four for the
system. See Chapter 5 for details on installing PCI add-on cards.
4. Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking
the chassis airflow. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections.
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Preparing to Power On
Next, you should check to make sure the SATA drives and the backplane have been
properly installed and all connections have been made.
Checking the SATA drives
1. The SATA disk drives are accessable from the front of the server and can be
installed and removed from the front of the chassis without removing the top
chassis cover.
2. Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one or
more drives already installed. If you need to install SATA drives, please refer
to Chapter 6.
Checking the Airflow
1. Airflow is provided by four 8-cm PWM fans and (for each serverboard) one
air shroud. The system component layout was carefully designed to direct
sufficient cooling airflow to the components that generate the most heat.
2. 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.
Providing Power
1. Plug the power cords from the power supplies unit into a high-quality power
strip that offers protection from electrical noise and power surges.
2. It is recommended that you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
3. Finally, depress the power on button on the front of the chassis.
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Figure 2-6. Removing a Node from the System
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Chapter 3: System Interface
Chapter 3
System Interface
3-1
Overview
There are LEDs on the control panels and on the SATA drive carriers to keep you
constantly informed of the overall status of the system as well as the activity and
health of specific components. There are also two buttons on each control panel.
This chapter explains the meanings of all LED indicators and the appropriate response you may need to take. Note that the server has four control panels, one for
each serverboard (node) installed in the system. This allows each severboard to
be controlled independently of the other.
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Control Panel Buttons
There are two push-buttons located on each control panel: a power on/off button
and a UID button.
Power
This is the main power button, which is used to apply or turn off the main system
power only to the node it is connected to. Pressing this button removes the main
power but keeps standby power supplied to the serverboard. This button has an
LED built into it, which will illuminate when its node is powered on.
UID
Pressing the UID (unit identifier) button illuminates an LED on both the front and
rear of the chassis for easy system location in large stack configurations. The LED
will remain on until the button is pushed a second time. Another UID button on the
rear of the chassis serves the same function. This button has an LED built into it,
which will illuminate when either the front or rear UID button is pushed.
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Control Panel LEDs
In addition to the LEDs built into the power and UID buttons, each of the four control
panels located on the front of the SC827H-R920B chassis has two LEDs that provide
you with critical information related their own node. This section explains what each
LED indicates when illuminated and any corrective action you may need to take.
Overheat/Fan Fail
When this LED is solid on it indicates an overheat condition. When it flashes quickly
(~ once every second), it indicates a fan failure. When it flashes slowly (~ once every
four seconds) on the node A control panel, it indicates a power supply failure. An
overheat condition 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 cover is properly 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.
NIC
Indicates network activity on any of the LAN ports when flashing
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SATA Drive Carrier LEDs
Each SATA drive carrier has two LEDs.
•
•
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the SATA drive carrier
indicates drive activity. A connection to the SATA backplane enables this LED
to blink on and off when that particular drive is being accessed.
Red: The red LED serves two functions:
•
When solid on (not flashing), this LED indicates a hard drive failure.
•
When this LED flashes on and off it indicates the HDD is rebuilding.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
Chapter 4
System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions
!
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself from harm
and the SuperServer 5026Ti-HTRF from damage:
•
Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well
as the room's emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical
outlet. If an electrical accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from
the system.
•
•
•
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing or installing main system components, such as the serverboard, memory modules and
floppy drive. When disconnecting power, you should first power down the system
with the operating system. The unit may have more than one power supply cord.
Disconnect both power supply cords before servicing to avoid electrical shock.
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is familiar
with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power if necessary.
•
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This
is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock. Use
extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical
components or circuit boards they might come into contact with.
•
Do not use mats designed to decrease static electrical discharge as protection
from electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically
designed as electrical insulators.
•
The power supply power cords must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
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•
This product may be connected to an IT power system. In all cases, make sure
that the unit is also reliably connected to Earth (ground).
•
Serverboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the onboard
battery is installed upside down, which will reverse its polarites (see Figure 4-1).
This battery must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer (CR2032). Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer's instructions.
•
DVD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with a
DVD-ROM 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.
•
Mainboard replaceable soldered-in fuses: Self-resetting PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) fuses on the mainboard must be replaced by trained service
technicians only. The new fuse must be the same or equivalent as the one
replaced. Contact technical support for details and support.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
•
•
•
Keep the area around the server clean and free of clutter.
The 5026Ti-HTRF weighs approximately 85 lbs (38.6 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.
Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have been removed away from the system or on a table so that they won't accidentally be
stepped on.
•
While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as neckties and
unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact with electrical circuits or
be pulled into a cooling fan.
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•
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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After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up after ensuring
that all connections have been made.
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:
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic bags
until ready for use.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
•
Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which may
retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or contacts.
•
•
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when the 5026TiHTRF is operating to assure proper cooling. Out of warranty damage to the system
can occur if this practice is not strictly followed.
Figure 4-1. Installing the Onboard Battery
LITHIUM BATTERY
BATTERY HOLDER
!
Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any way; a
damaged battery may release hazardous materials into the environment. Do not
discard a used battery in the garbage or a public landfill. Please comply with the
regulations set up by your local hazardous waste management agency to dispose
of your used battery properly.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Setup
Chapter 5
Advanced Motherboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install the X8SiT-HF motherboard into the
chassis, connect the data and power cables and install add-on cards. All motherboard jumpers and connections are also described. A layout and quick reference
chart are included in this chapter for your reference. Remember to completely close
the chassis when you have finished working with the motherboard to better cool
and protect the system.
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Handling the Motherboard
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very carefully
(see previous chapter). To prevent the motherboard 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 electric static discharge.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent Electrostatic Discharge
(ESD).
•
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 motherboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
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Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid electrical static discharge. When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static
protected.
5-2
Motherboard Installation
This section explains the first step of physically mounting the X8SiT-HF into the
SC827H-R920B chassis. Following the steps in the order given will eliminate the
most common problems encountered in such an installation. To remove the motherboard, follow the procedure in reverse order.
Installing to the Chassis
1. Access the inside of the system by removing the screws from the top cover of
the chassis, then lift the cover off.
2. Make sure that the I/O ports on the motherboard align properly with their
respective holes in the I/O shield at the back of the chassis.
3. Carefully mount the motherboard to the motherboard tray by aligning the
board holes with the raised metal standoffs that are visible in the chassis.
4. Insert screws into all the mounting holes on your motherboard that line up
with the standoffs and tighten until snug (if you screw them in too tight, you
might strip the threads). Metal screws provide an electrical contact to the
motherboard ground to provide a continuous ground for the system.
5. Finish by replacing the top cover of the chassis.
Warning: To avoid damaging the motherboard and its components, do not apply
any force greater than 8 lbs. per square inch when installing a screw into a mounting hole.
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5-3
Connecting Cables
Now that the motherboard is installed, the next step is to connect the cables to
the board. These include the data cables for the peripherals and control panel and
the power cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices have been carefully
routed 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). The following data
cables (with their locations noted) should be connected. (See the motherboard
layout for connector locations.)
•
Control Panel cable (JF1)
•
COM Port cable (COM2)
•
SATA Port Cables (SATA0 ~ SATA3)
Connecting Power Cables
The X8SiT-HF has two 20-pin main proprietary power supply connectors (JWR3
and JWR4) for connection to the ATX power supply. Only one of these from each
board should be connected to the power supply.
Connecting the Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various front control panel connectors. See Figure 5-1
for the pin locations of the various front control panel buttons and LED indicators.
All JF1 wires have been bundled into a single cable to simplify this connection. Make
sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 as marked on the board. The other end connects
to the Control Panel PCB board, located just behind the system status LEDs on
the chassis. See Chapter 5 for details and pin descriptions.
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Figure 5-1. Control Panel Header Pins
2
1
Power Button
Ground
Reset Button
Ground
LED_Anode+
PWR Fail
OH/Fan Fail
UID LED
LED_Anode+
NIC2 LED
LED_Anode+
NIC1 LED
LED_Anode+
HDD LED
LED_Anode+
Power LED
15
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Rear I/O Ports
The rear I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
Figure 5-2 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-2. Rear I/O Ports
2
1
3
4
5
Rear I/O Ports
1. USB0/1 Ports
4. LAN2 Port
2. IPMI Lan Port
5. COM1 Port
3. LAN1 Port
6. VGA Port
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Processor and Heatsink Installation
When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct pressure on
!
the label area of the fan.
Notes:
•
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 heatsink.
•
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use an Intel-certified multidirectional heatsink only.
•
Make sure to install the serverboard into the chassis before you install the CPU
heatsinks.
•
When receiving a serverboard without a processor pre-installed, make sure that
the plastic CPU socket cap is in place and none of the socket pins are bent;
otherwise, contact your retailer immediately.
•
Refer to the Supermicro web site for updates on CPU support.
Installing the LGA1156 Processor
1. Press the load lever to release the load plate, which covers the CPU socket,
from its locked position.
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2. Gently lift the load lever to open the load plate. Remove the plate cap.
3. Use your thumb and your index finger to hold the CPU at the top center edge
and the bottom center edge of the CPU.
4. Align the CPU key that is the semi-circle cutouts against the socket keys.
Once aligned, carefully lower the CPU straight down to the socket. (Do not
drop the CPU on the socket. Do not move the CPU horizontally or vertically.
Do not rub the CPU against the surface or against any pins of the socket to
avoid damage to the CPU or the socket.)
With the CPU inside the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU to make
sure that the CPU is properly installed.
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5. Use your thumb to gently push the load lever down to the lever lock.
Save the plastic PnP cap. The motherboard must be shipped with the PnP
cap properly installed to protect the CPU socket pins. Shipment without the
PnP cap properly installed will cause damage to the socket pins.
CPU properly
installed
Load lever locked
into place.
!
Warning: The CPU will only seat inside the socket in one direction. Make
sure it is properly inserted before closing the load plate. If it doesn't close
properly, do not force it as it may damage your CPU. Instead, open the load
plate again and double-check that the CPU is aligned properly.
Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink
1. Do not apply any thermal grease 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 motherboard and the heatsink bracket underneath.
3. Screw in two diagonal screws (i.e., the #1 and the #2 screws) until just snug
(do not over-tighten the screws to avoid possible damage to the CPU.)
4. Finish the installation by fully tightening all four screws.
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Figure 5-3. Installing the Heatsink
Removing the Heatsink
!
Warning: We do not recommend removing the CPU or the heatsink. However, if you do need to remove the heatsink, please follow the instructions
below to prevent damage to the CPU or other components.
1. Unscrew the heatsink screws from the motherboard in the sequence as
shown in the illustration below.
2. Gently wriggle the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do not use excessive
force when wriggling the heatsink!)
3. Once the CPU is loose, remove the it from the CPU socket.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and the heatsink, removing the used thermal
grease. Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease on the surface before
re-installing the CPU and the heatsink.
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Figure 5-4. Removing the Heatsink
Screw #4
Loosen screws in the
sequence shown
Screw #1
Screw #2
Motherboard
Screw #3
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Installing Memory
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage.
DIMM Installation
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
DIMM1A (slot 1, Channel A - see Figure A on the following page). Insert each
DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the notch along the bottom of the module to prevent incorrect DIMM module installation.
2. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot.
Repeat step 1 to install DIMM1B if needed.
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Memory Support
The X8SiT-HF supports up to 16GB of DDR3 ECC UDIMM or up to 32GB of ECC
DDR3 RDIMM (1333/1066/800 MHz in 6 DIMM slots.) Populating the slots with a
pair of memory modules of the same type and size will result in interleaved memory, which will improve memory performance. Please refer to the tables below:
Platform
DIMM Type
Intel® Xeon® Series Processors
X8SiT-HF
Non-ECC UDIMM Only
Not Supported
ECC UDIMM Only
Supported (see Table 1)
RDIMM Only (with ECC)
Supported (see Table 2)
Mixed ECC with non-ECC
Not Supported
Mixed UDIMM/RDIMM
Not Supported
Table 1 - DDR3 ECC/Unbuffered (UDIMM) Memory Support
ECC UDIMM
1Gb (x8 DRAM)
2Gb (x8 DRAM)
Single Rank
Up to 4GB
(4 x 1GB DIMM Modules)
Up to 8GB
(4 x 2GB DIMM Modules)
Dual Rank
Up to 8GB
(4 x 2GB DIMM Modules)
Up to 16GB
(4 x 4GB DIMM Modules)
Quad Rank
Not Supported
Not Supported
Note: For ECC UDIMMs, only Slot 1 and Slot 2 may be populated per channel.
Table 2 - DDR3 ECC Registered (RDIMM) Memory Support
RDIMM
1Gb (x8 DRAM)
2Gb (x8 DRAM)
Single Rank
Up to 6GB
(6 x 1GB DIMM Modules)
Up to 12GB
(6 x 2GB DIMM Modules)
Dual Rank
Up to 12GB
(6 x 2GB DIMM Modules)
Up to 24GB
(6 x 4GB DIMM Modules)
Quad Rank
Up to 16GB
(4 x 4GB DIMM Modules)**
Up to 32GB
(4 x 8GB DIMM Modules)**
Note: Memory sizes, types, die, density, that are not listed in these tables are
NOT supported. For Quad Rank RDIMMs, only slot 1 and slot 2 are populated
per channel.
See the product page on the Supermicro web site for possible updates to supported memory.
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Slot 1, Channel B
(Blue)
Slot 2, Channel A
Slot 1, Channel A
(Blue)
T-SGPIO2
Slot 2, Channel B
Slot 3, Channel A
T-SGPIO1
Slot 3, Channel B
DIMM1B
DIMM1C
DIMM1A
DIMM2C
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM5
DIMM6
DIMM1
DIMM4
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM requires
Figure A (rotated -90 degrees)
Memory Population Guidelines
Please follow the tables below when populating the X8SiT-HF.
DDR3 ECC UDIMM Memory
DIMM Slots
per Channel
DIMMs
Populated
per Channel
DIMM Type
POR Speeds
Ranks per DIMM
(any combination)
3
1
Unbuffered
DDR3 ECC
1066, 1333
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
3
2
Unbuffered
DDR3 ECC
1066, 1333
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
3
3
N/A
Not Supported
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
DDR3 ECC RDIMM Memory
DIMM Slots
per Channel
DIMMs
Populated
per Channel
DIMM Type
POR Speeds
Ranks per DIMM
(any combination)
3
1
Registered
DDR3 ECC
1066, 1333
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
3
1
Registered
DDR3 ECC
1066
Quad Rank
3
2
Registered
DDR3 ECC
1066, 1333
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
3
2
Registered
DDR3 ECC
800*
Quad Rank
3
3
Registered
DDR3 ECC
800*
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
3
3
N/A
Not Supported
Quad Rank
Notes:
For ECC UDIMMs , only Slot 1 and/or Slot 2 may be populated per channel.
*BIOS will automatically reduce the clock speed to 800MHz for RDIMMs rated at
1066MHz and above.
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Figure 5-3. DIMM Installation
Position the DIMM
module's bottom key
so it aligns with the
receptive point on the
slot.
Notches
Push the Lock/Release tabs to their
Release positions.
Make sure that the
DIMM module's side
notches align with the
slot's Lock/Release
tabs as it is pressed
in.
Release
Release
Lock/Release Tabs
Insert the DIMM
module vertically and
press down until the
module snaps into
place.
When the module is
properlly inserted,
the Lock/Release
tabs will automatically
secure the DIMM
module, locking it into
place.
Press Down
Lock
Lock
Release
To Remove:
Use your thumbs to
gently push the Lock/
Release tabs near
both ends of the
module. This should
release it from the
slot. Pull the DIMM
module upwards.
Release
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Note: Due to memory allocation to system devices, the amount of memory that
remains available for operational use will be reduced when 4 GB of RAM is
used. The reduction in memory availability is disproportional.
For Microsoft Windows users: Microsoft implemented a design change in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Vista. This change is specific
to the Physical Address Extension (PAE) mode behavior which improves driver
compatibility. For more information, please read the following article at Microsoft’s
Knowledge Base website at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888137.
Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical
Memory
Remaining (-Available)
(4 GB Total System Memory)
Firmware Hub flash memory (System
BIOS)
1 MB
3.99
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed)
-Aligned on 256-MB boundary-
512 MB
3.01
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85
TSEG
1 MB
2.84
Memory available to OS and other applications
2.84
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Adding PCI Expansion Cards
The 5026Ti-HTRF includes four preinstalled riser cards designed specifically for use
in the SC827 rackmount chassis. These riser cards support low-profile PCI Express
x16 cards to fit inside the chassis.
Installing an Expansion Card
1. After powering down the system, remove the PCI slot shield.
2. Fully seat the card into the slot, pushing down with your thumbs evenly on
both sides of the card.
3. Finish by using a screw to secure the top of the card shield to the chassis.
The PCI slot shield protects the motherboard and its components from EMI
and aid in proper ventilation, so make sure it is always in place.
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Motherboard Details
See the following page for a layout of the X8SiT-HF motherboard.
X8SiT-HF Quick Reference
Jumpers
Number
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
2
JPG
Onboard VGA Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
13
JPEN1
Hot Swap Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
25
JPT1
TPM Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
29
JPUSB1
USB Wake-up
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
38
JPB
BMC Jumper
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
40,41
JPL1/JPL2
LAN1//LAN2 Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
45
JBT1
CMOS Clear
See Section 5-10
47,48
JI2C1/JI2C2
SMB to PCI Slots
See Section 5-10
Note: Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
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Figure 5-4. X8SiT-HF Layout
39
1
36
1
31
1
LAN1
LAN2
J18
JPL2
JPL1
USB/0/1
SW1
J29
MH9
33
1 32
1
COM1
LE7
JPG1
34
1
VGA
JPB
LE5
35
1
40
1
IPMI LAN
J30
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
41
1
J15
MH1
11
12
13
38
1 37
1
SLOT1 PCI-E X16 GEN2
43
1
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPUSB1
JWOR1:Wake on Ring
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
USB 10/11
44
1
45
1
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
28
1
J13
14
USB/2/3
LE4
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
MH3 J14
JL1 :CHASSIS INTRUSION
JBT1:CMOS CLEAR
27
1
B1
JI2C2
JI2C1
JL1
J24
JBT1
USB4
46
1 48
1
1 47
JPT1:TPM
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
U2
25
1
JPT1
J5
26
1
Y2
LE3
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
49
1
JTPM
MH2
I-SATA3
I-SATA2
16
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
17
X8SIT-F
JWF1
5V GND GND
JWF1: COMPACT FLASH POWER
18
24
1
T-SGPIO1
T-SGPIO2
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DIMM1B
DIMM1C
DIMM1A
DIMM2C
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM5
DIMM6
DIMM1
DIMM4
FAN4
23
1
BAR CODE
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM requires
19
MH5
CPU
22
1
JP3
10
1
14
1
JWR3
111
SPKR1
JWR4
21
1
JF1
PWR
ON
JF1
RST
X
OH/
FF
MH8
MH7
JPEN1
FAN3
12
1
JSPK
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
13
1
NIC1
HDD
LED
PWR
LED
15
1
FAN2
16
1
5-15
FAN1
JLED
JLED:Power LED
17
1 18
1
19
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPI2C
NIC2
20
1
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Connectors/Headers
Number
Connector
Description
1
SW1
Unit ID Switch
3
J5
SMB Header for IPMI 2.0
4
Slot 1
PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (Slot 1)
6
SATA0~5
SATA Ports 0 through 5
7
T-SGPIO-0/1
Serial General Purpose I/O Headers (for SATA)
8
JWF1
Compact Flash/DOM Power Connector
9
DIMMs 1~6
Memory Slots (DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM)
10
JP3
4-Pin Auxilliary Power for Peripheral Devices
11,21
JWR3,JWR4
20-pin Main Proprietary Power Connectors
12,16,17,23
FAN3,2,1,4
System Fan Power Connectors
14
SPKR1
Internal Speaker/Buzzer
15
JD1
External Speaker Header
18
JLED
Power LED Indicator Header
19
JF1
Control Panel Header
20
JPI2C
PWR Supply (I2C) System Management Bus
22
CPU
LGA 1156 CPU Socket
24
JTPM
TPM Header
26
USB4
Type A Internal USB Port
27
USB10/11
USB10/11 Front Panel USB Headers
28
USB2/3
USB2/3 Front Panel USB Headers
31
IPMI LAN
Back Panel IPMI 2.0 LAN Port
32
USB0/1
Back Panel USB Ports (USB0/1)
33,34
LAN1/LAN2
Back Panel LAN Ports (RJ45)
35
COM1
Back Panel COM1 Port
36
VGA
Back Panel VGA Port
44
B1
Onboard Battery
46
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Header
LED Indicators
Number
LED
Description
Color/State
Status
37
LE7
IPMI Heartbeat LED
Yellow: Blinking
IPMI: Normal
39
LE5
Unit ID LED
Blue: Solid On
UID On
43
LE4
Standby Power LED
Green: Solid On
Power On
49
LE3
Memory Status
Yellow: Blinking
Error
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Connector Definitions
20-pin Main Power Connector
Pin Definitions
20-pin Proprietary Power
Connectors
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
11
PS On
1
Ground
There are two 20-pin main power sup-
12
5VSB
2
Ground
ply connectors (JWR3, JWR4) and a
13
Ground
3
Ground
4-pin auxiliary power connector (JP3)
14
Ground
4
Ground
on the motherboard. For the power
supply to work properly, please follow
15
Ground
5
Ground
16
NC2
6
NC1
the instructions given below. See the
17
12V
7
12V
table on the right for pin definitions.
18
12V
8
12V
Note: You cannot use both JWR3 and
JWR4 at the same time. Only one
connector can be used for input power
supply to the motherboard at a time.
For proper use of the proprietary PWR
connectors, please customize your
PWR cables based on the SMC PWR
connector pin-out definitions shown
in the table.
19
12V
9
12V
20
12V
10
12V
4-Pin External Power
Connector
Pin Definitions
Auxilliary Power Connector
The 4-pin processor power connector (JP3) is used to provide power to
external devices such as hard disks &
CD-ROM drives. This power connector supports 12V and 5V devices.
Pin#
Definition
1
+12V
2
Ground 1
3
Ground 2
4
+5V
Optional Connection
Power Button
The Power Button connection is
located on pins 1 and 2 of JF1.
Momentarily contacting both pins
will power on/off the system. To turn
off the power when set to suspend
mode, press the button for at least
4 seconds. Refer to the table on the
right for pin definitions.
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Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
Power Signal
2
Ground
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Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The reset button (from the computer
chassis) connects to pins 3 and 4 of
JF1. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Power Fail LED
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Re-
Pin#
Definition
5
Vcc
definitions.
6
Ground
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/Front UID
LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
fer to the table on the right for pin
Connect an LED cable to the Front
UID and OH/Fan Fail connections on
pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to display UID
(Unit ID) signals or to provide advanced warnings for chassis overheat/
fan failure. Refer to the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
7
Vcc/Blue UID LED
8
OH/Fan Fail LED
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
State
Definition
Off
Normal
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
NIC1/NIC2 (LAN1/LAN2)
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for LAN port 1
is located on pins 11 and 12 of JF1,
and the LED connection for LAN Port
2 is on Pins 9 and 10. These are
2-pin NIC LED headers. Attach LED
cables to the respective pins to display
network activities for LAN1 and LAN2.
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC1/2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
9/11
Vcc
10/12
Ground
HDD LED
The HDD LED connection is located
on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach a
hard drive LED cable here to display
HDD activity (for any hard drive activity on the system). See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
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HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
14
HD Active
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Power LED
The Power LED connector is located
on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. This con-
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
nection is used to provide LED indication of power being supplied to the
system. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
15
5V
16
Ground
Fan Headers
The X8SiT-HF has four fan headers.
Fan1 is the CPU fan and Fan2 is for
the system cooling fan. These fans
are 4-pin fan headers, however pins
1~3 are backward compatible with
the traditional 3-pin fans. A fan speed
control setting in the BIOS Hardware
Monitoring section allows the BIOS to
automatically set fan speeds based on
the system temperature. The default
setting is Disabled, which allows the
onboard fans to run at full speed.
Note: Please use all 3-pin fans or all
4-pin fans on a motherboard. Please
do not use 3-pin fans and 4-pin fans
on the same board.
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
4
PWM Control
Chassis Intrusion
A Chassis Intrusion header is located
at JL1 on the motherboard. Attach the
appropriate cable from the chassis to
inform you of a chassis intrusion when
the chassis is opened.
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
SMB Header
Pin Definition
SMB
A System Management Bus (SMB)
header for IPMI 2.0 is located at J5.
Connect the appropriate cable here
to use the IPMB I2C connection on
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
your system.
4
No Connection
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Unit ID Switch
There are three Unit Identifi cation
(UID) devices on the motherboard.
A rear UID switch and a rear UID
LED indicator. The front panel UID
UID Switch
LED is connected to a pin in the
control panel (pin 7 of JF1). When
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
the user pushes the rear UID switch,
2
Ground
the control panel UID LED and the
3
Button In
4
Ground
back panel UID LED (LE5) will turn
on. Push the rear UID switch again
to turn off both indicators. These UID
indicators provide easy identification
of a system unit that may be in need
of service.
Internal Speaker/Buzzer
Internal Speaker/Buzzer
Pin Definition
The internal Speaker/Buzzer (SPKR1)
can be used to provide audible indications for various beep codes. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definitions
Pin 1
Pos. (+)
Beep In
Pin 2
Neg. (-)
Alarm
Speaker
External Speaker
On the JD1 header, pins 3~4 are
used to activate the internal speaker/
buzzer. Close pins 3~4 with a jumper
to use the internal speaker/buzzer. If
you wish to use an external speaker,
attach the external speaker's cable to
pins 1~4. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Speaker Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin Setting
Definition
Pins 3~4
Internal Speaker
Pins1~4
External Speaker
Serial Port Pin Definitions
Serial Ports
Pin#
Definition
The COM1 serial ports is a located on
the I/O back panel. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
Pin# Definition
NC = No Connection
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Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Setup
Power Supply I2C Connector
PWR Supply I2C
Pin Definitions
2
The power supply (I C) connector is
located at JPI2C on the motherboard.
Pin#
Definition
This connector can be used to monitor
1
Clock
the status of the power supply, fan and
system temperature. See the table on
2
Data
3
PWR Fail
the right for pin definitions.
4
Ground
T-SGPIO 0/1 Headers
Two T-SGPIO (Serial-Link General
Purpose Input/Output) headers are
located near the SATA connectors
on the motherboard. These headers
are used to communicate with the
enclosure management chip in the
system. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Serial_Link-SGPIO
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
2
NC
1
NC
4
Data Out
3
Ground
6
Ground
5
Load
8
NC
7
Clock
NC = No Connection
Compact Flash/DOM PWR
Connector
Compact Flash Card PWR
Connector
A Compact Flash/Disk On Module
(DOM) power connector is located
at JWF1. This connector is used
to provide power to auxilliary flash
memory media that is attached to a
SATA port.
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2
Mouse Ports
Pin#
Definition
1
Vcc
2
GND
3
GND
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Port
Pin
Definitions
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the PS/2
mouse are located beside the USB0/1
ports. The mouse port is above the
keyboard port. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
4
VCC
2
NC
5
Clock
3
Ground
6
NC
NC = No Connection
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Trusted Platform Module Header
Pin Definitions
Trusted Platform Module Header
Pin #
Definition
This header is used to connect a
Trusted Platform Module (TPM),
1
LCLK
2
GND
3
LFRAME
4
No Pin
available separately from a third-party
5
LRESET
6
VCC5
vendor. A TPM is a security device
7
LAD3
8
LAD2
that allows encryption and authentication of hard drives, disallowing access
9
VCC3
10
LAD1
11
LAD0
12
GND
if the TPM associated with it is not
13
RSV0
14
RSV1
installed in the system. See the table
15
SB3V
16
SERIRQ
on the right for pin definitions.
17
GND
18
CLKRUN
19
LPCPD
20
RSV2
Pin # Definition
LAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports)
Two Ethernet ports (designated LAN1
and LAN2) are located beside the
VGA port on the I/O backplane. These
ports accept RJ45 type cables. A dedicated IPMI LAN port is also included
on the rear I/O panel.
Back Panel USB Ports,
Type A USB Port Pin Definitions
Pin# Definition
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Two Universal Serial Bus ports
(USB0/1) are located on the I/O backpanel. An additional four USB headers
(USB 2/3 and USB 10/11) are included
to provide front chassis access. USB
4 is a Type A USB port. USB cables
are not included. See the tables on the
right for pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
5
+5V
2
USB_PN
6
USB_PN
3
USB_PP
7
USB_PP
4
Ground
8
Ground
Front Panel USB Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
6
+5V
2
USB_PN
7
USB_PN
3
USB_PP
8
USB_PP
4
Ground
9
Ground
5
NA
10
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5-10 Jumper Settings
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the motherboard, jumpers can be used to choose
between optional settings. Jumpers
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
create shorts between two pins to
change the function of the connector.
Pin 1 is identified with a square solder
Jumper
pad on the printed circuit board. See
the motherboard layout pages for
jumper locations.
Setting
Note: On a two-pin jumper, "Closed"
means the jumper is on both pins and
"Open" means the jumper is either on
only one pin or completely removed.
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS (which will also clear any passwords). Instead of pins,
this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the contents
of CMOS.
To clear CMOS,
1. First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s).
2. 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.
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Change the setting of jumper JPL1
and JPL2 to enable or disable the
LAN1 and LAN2 Ethernets ports, respectively. See the table on the right
for jumper settings. The default setting
is enabled.
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LAN1/2
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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SMB Bus to PCI Slots
Use jumpers JI2C1 and JI2C2 to en-
I2C to PCI-Slots
Jumper Settings
able PCI Slot SMB (System Management Bus) support to improve system
management for the PCI slots. See
Jumper
Definition
Closed
Enabled
the table on the right for jumper set-
Open
Disabled
tings. The default setting is disabled.
USB Wake-Up
Use the JPUSB1 jumper to enable
the "System Waking-Up via USB
devices" function. This jumper allows you to "wake-up" the system by
pressing a key on the USB keyboard
or by clicking the USB mouse of your
system. This jumper is used together
with the USB Wake-Up function in the
BIOS. Enable both the jumper and the
BIOS setting to enable this function.
See the table on the right for jumper
settings.
USB Wake-Up
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Note: The default setting is disabled.
When the "USB Wake-Up" function is
enabled in the BIOS and JPUSB1 is
also enabled, please be sure to remove all other USB devices from the
USB ports whose USB jumpers are
set to "Disabled" before the system
goes into standby mode.
TPM Support Enable
JPT1 allows the user to enable TPM
(Trusted Platform Modules) support
to enhance data integrity and system
security. See the table on the right for
jumper settings. The default setting
is Enabled.
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TPM Support
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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VGA Enable
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable
the onboard VGA connector. The
Both Jumpers
Definition
default position is on pins 1 and 2
Pins 1-2
Enabled (Default)
to enable VGA. See the table on the
Pins 2-3
Disabled
right for jumper settings.
Hot Swap Enable/Disable
When two X8SiT-HF motherboards
are installed in a chassis, it is possible
to power down one motherboard for
servicing while the other continues
operating. JPEN1 allows the user to
enable motherboard 'hot-swapping',
which enables this feature. The default setting is enabled.
Hot Swap
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
BMC Enable/Disable
The JPB jumper is used to enable or
disable the onboard Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) and IPMI.
This jumper is used together with the
IPMI settings in the BIOS. The default
position is enabled. See the table on
the right for jumper settings.
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BMC
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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5-11 Onboard Indicators
LAN1/2 LEDs
The Ethernet ports (located beside the
VGA port) have two LEDs. On each
port, the yellow LED indicates activity
while the other LED may be green,
amber or off to indicate the speed of
the connection. See the table on the
LAN1/2 LED
(Connection Speed Indicator)
LED Color
Definition
Off
No Connection or 10 Mb/s
Green
100 Mb/s
Amber
1 Gb/s
right for the indication associated with
the connection speed LED.
IPMI Dedicated LAN
In addition to LAN ports, a dedicated
IPMI LAN is also installed on the
X8SiT-HF. The yellow LED indicates
activity, while the green LED indicates
the speed of the connection. See the
table at right for more information.
IPMI LAN Link LEDs
LED
Color
Definition
Link (left)
Green: Solid
100 Mbps
Activity
(right)
Yellow: Blinking
Active
Memory Status LED
A Memory Status LED is located at
LE3. When LE3 blinks it indicates that
a memory error has been detected.
Onboard Standby Power LED
An Onboard Standby Power LED is
located at LE4 on the motherboard.
When LE4 is on, the AC power cable
is connected. Make sure to disconnect the power cable before removing
or installing any component. See the
layout below for the LED location.
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Onboard Standby PWR LED
LED Settings
LED
Definition
Off
System Off
On
System on or system off
and power cable connected
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Rear UID LED
The rear UID LED is located at LE5
on the backplane. This LED is used
in conjunction with the front UID LED
and the rear UID switch to provide
easy identification of a system that
might be in need of service.
IPMI Heartbeat LED
An IPMI Heartbeat LED is located
at LE7. When LE7 blinks the IPMI
is functioning properly. Refer to the
table on the right for details.
5-12 SATA Ports
SATA Ports
Six Serial ATA (SATA) ports (I-SATA
0~5) are located on the motherboard
to provide serial link connections. Serial Link connections provide faster
data transmission than those of the
traditional Parallel ATA. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
5-27
SATA Port
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
Ground
2
TXP
3
TXN
4
Ground
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
Ground
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5-13 Installing Software
After the hardware has been installed, you should first install the operating system
and then the drivers. The necessary drivers are all included on the Supermicro CDs
that came packaged with your motherboard.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: 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. The bottom
icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents of the CD.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Setup
Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a web-based management tool that supports
remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools.
The local management is called SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program included on the CD-ROM 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
the Figure below for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Note: The default User Name and Password for SuperDoctor III is ADMIN / ADMIN.
Note: When SuperDoctor III is first installed, it adopts the temperature threshold
settings that have been set in BIOS. Any subsequent changes to these thresholds
must be made within Super Doctor, as the Super Doctor settings override the BIOS
settings. To set the BIOS temperature threshold settings again, you would first need
to uninstall SuperDoctor III.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen (Remote Control)
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 will recommend using Supero Doctor II.
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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 SC827H-R920B 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. The only tool you will
need to install components and perform maintenance is a Philips screwdriver.
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic 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 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.
•
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 6-1. Chassis Front View
Node B Control Panel
Node D Control Panel
SATA Drives
Node A Control Panel
Node C Control Panel
Figure 6-2. Chassis Rear View
Dedicated IPMI LAN Port
LAN Ports PCI-Express x16 Slot
Dedicated IPMI LAN Port
Power Supply
USB Ports COM Port VGA Port
6-2
LAN Ports PCI-Express x16 Slot
USB Ports COM Port VGA Port
Control Panel
Each control panel on the front of the chassis must be connected to the JF2 connector on its associated serverboard to provide you with system control buttons
and status indicators.
These wires have been bundled together in a ribbon cable to simplify the connection.
Connect the cable from JF2 on the serverboard to the control panel PCB (printed
circuit board). Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 on both connectors. Pull all
excess cabling out of the airflow path. The LEDs inform you of system status for
the serverboard it is connected to. See Chapter 3 for details on the LEDs and the
control panel buttons.
6-3
System Fans
The system has four hot-swappable 8-cm PWM fans to provide the cooling for both
nodes. The fans connect directly to the backplane but receive their power from the
serverboard they are connected to logically. Fan speed may be controlled by a
setting in BIOS (see Chapter 7).
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Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Fan Configuration
In the 2U Twin2, each node (serverboard) controls the two fans that reside on its
side of the chassis. If the fan speed settings in BIOS are set to different values for
each two node, the BIOS setting with the higher fan speed will apply to both. In the
event that one of the serverboard drawers is removed, then the remaining node/
serverboard will operate both fans.
Note: Due to this configuration, both nodes on the same side of the chassis as the
failed fan must be powered down before replacing the fan.
System Fan Failure
If a fan fails, the remaining fans will ramp up to full speed and the overheat/fan fail
LED on the control panel will blink on and off (about once per second). Replace
any failed fan at your earliest convenience with the same type and model. See
note above about powering down the nodes associated with the failed fan before
replacing.
Changing a System Fan
1. If necessary, open the chassis while the power is running to determine which
fan has failed. (Never run the server for an extended period of time with the
chassis cover open.)
2. Remove the failed fan's wiring from the backplane.
3. Lift the fan housing up and out of the chassis.
4. Push the fan up from the bottom and out of the top of the housing.
5. Place the replacement fan into the vacant space in the housing while making
sure the arrows on the top of the fan (indicating air direction) point in the
same direction as the arrows on the other fans.
6. Confirm that the fan is working properly before replacing the chassis cover.
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Hard Drive Installation/Removal
Overview
The hard drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and
removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper airflow for the
system. For this reason, even empty carriers without drives installed must remain
in the chassis.
Because of their hot-swap capability, you do not need to access the inside of the
chassis or power down the system to install or replace hard drives.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hotswap capability of the hard drives.
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Enterprise level hard disk drives are recommended for use in Supermicro
chassis and servers. For information on recommended HDDs, visit the
Supermicro Web site at http://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/files/
storage/SAS-1-CompList-110909.pdf
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Be aware that powering down a node will power down all the hard drives
that are logically associated with it (as shown in Figure 6-6).
Installing and Removing Hard Drives
Installing a Hard Drive into the Drive Carrier
Empty drive carriers have pre-installed dummy drive trays. This dummy tray needs
to be removed before installing an actual hard drive (see Figure 6-3).
1. Remove the screws (2) holding connecting the drive tray the carrier.
2. Remove the tray from the carrier.
Mounting a Hard Drive in a Carrier
1. Install the drive into the carrier with the printed circuit board side facing down
so that the mounting holes align with those in the carrier.
2. Secure the drive to the carrier with six screws, as shown in Figure 6-4.
3. Use the open handle to replace the drive carrier into the chassis. Make sure
to fully close the drive carrier handle.
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Figure 6-3. Removing a Dummy Drive Tray
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Figure 6-4. Mounting a Hard Drive in a Carrier
Hard Drive
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Drive Carrier
Installing/Removing Hot-swap Drives
1. To remove a carrier, push the release button located beside the drive LEDs.
2. Swing the handle fully out and use it to pull the unit straight out (see Figure
6-5).
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Use caution when working around the hard drive backplane. Do not touch
the backplane with any metal objects and make sure no cables touch the
backplane. Also, regardless of how many drives are installed, all twelve
drive carriers must remain in the chassis to maintain proper airflow.
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Figure 6-5. Removing a Hard Drive
Figure 6-6. Drives and Nodes: Logical Configuration
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Note: see Figure 6-1 for the locations of the control panels that are associated
with each node.
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Node Installation/Removal
As with any server system, power must be removed from the serverboard when
upgrading or installing memory or processors. In the 2U Twin2 server, the serverboards (nodes) are capable of being hot-swapped from the chassis, allowing one
to be powered down for servicing while the other continues operating.
Important! Removing a node from the server affects the airflow
throughout the system. For this reason, nodes should be removed,
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serviced and replaced as quickly as possible. Also note that powering
down a node will power down all the hard drives that are logically
associated with it.
Removing a Node
1. Depress the power button on the control panel to power down the node.
2. There are two latches located below the handles at the rear of the node tray.
Push both of these inward.
3. While pushing the latches inward, grasp both handles and pull the node from
the chassis.
4. Perform any service needed to the node in a timely manner.
5. Reinstall the node by pushing it into its bay until firmly seated.
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Figure 6-7. Removing a System Node
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Installing the Air Shrouds
Air Shrouds
Air shrouds concentrate airflow to maximize fan efficiency. The SC827 chassis air
shroud does not require screws to set up. Two identical air shrouds are required,
one for each serverboard/node.
Installing an Air Shroud
1. Confirm that all four fans are in place and working properly
2. Place an air shroud into the serverboard drawer, positioning it behind the
system fans and over the serverboard and its components.
3. Repeat the procedure for the remaining serverboard drawer.
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Power Supply
The SuperServer 5026Ti-HTRF has two 920 watt power supply modules to provide
redundant power for the system. 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 LED on the control panel for node A will flash slowly (about
4 seconds on and 4 off) and remain flashing 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 hot-swap capability, meaning you
can replace the failed unit without powering down the system.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply (Figure 6-8)
1. Disconnect the AC power cord from the failed module.
2. Push the colored release tab to the side and pull the power module out with
the handle provided.
3. Replace the failed power supply module with the exact same model from
Supermicro.
4. Carefully insert the new module into position in the chassis and push it in until
fully seated. You should see the LED on the rear of the module turn amber
showing that power (from the backup module) is present.
5. Reconnect the AC power cord to the new module.
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Figure 6-8. Removing the Power Supply
Release Tab
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Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS Setup Utility for the X8SiT-HF. The AMI ROM
BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily updated. This chapter describes the basic navigation of the AMI BIOS Setup Utility setup screens.
Note: For instructions on BIOS recovery, please refer to the instruction
guide posted at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Starting BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screens, press the <Delete> key while the
system is booting up.
Note: In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the AMI BIOS
setup screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as
<F1>, <F2>, etc.
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS setup
menu screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. Grayed-out options cannot be configured. Options in blue can be
configured by the user. 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:
the AMI BIOS has default text messages built in. Supermicro retains the option to
include, omit, or change any of these text messages.)
The AMI BIOS Setup Utility uses a key-based navigation system called "hot keys".
Most of the AMI BIOS setup utility "hot keys" can be used at any time during the
setup navigation process. These keys include <F1>, <F10>, <Enter>, <ESC>, arrow keys, etc.
Note: Options printed in Bold are default settings.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the AMI BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing
<Del> at the appropriate time during system boot.
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How to Start the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine is the memory test.
As the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of
the AMI BIOS Setup Utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup
screens. An AMI BIOS identification string is displayed at the left bottom corner of
the screen, below the copyright message.
Warning! Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related
issue. Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the
system. In no event shall Supermicro be liable for direct, indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential damages arising from a BIOS update. If you
have to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the
BIOS is updating. This is to avoid possible boot failure.
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Main Setup
When you first enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility, you will enter the Main setup screen.
You can always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab on the
top of the screen. The Main BIOS Setup screen is shown below.
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System Overview: The following BIOS information will be displayed:
System Time/System Date
Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or System Date using the arrow keys. Enter new values through the keyboard. Press the
<Tab> key or the arrow keys to move between fields. The date must be entered in
Day MM/DD/YY format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format. (Note: The time
is in the 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 P.M. appears as 17:30:00.)
Supermicro X8SiT-HF
Version
Build Date
Processor
The AMI BIOS will automatically display the status of processor as shown below:
Type of Processor
Speed
Physical Count
Logical Count
System Memory
This displays the size of memory available in the system:
Populated Size
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Advanced Setup Configurations
Use the arrow keys to select Boot Setup and hit <Enter> to access the submenu
items:
XBOOT Feature
Quick Boot
If Enabled, this option will skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time needed
for system boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Quiet Boot
This option allows the bootup screen options to be modified between POST messages or the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST messages. Select
Enabled to display the OEM logo instead of the normal POST messages. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AddOn ROM Display Mode
This sets the display mode for Option ROM. The options are Force BIOS and
Keep Current.
Bootup Num-Lock
This feature selects the Power-on state for Numlock key. The options are Off
and On.
Wait For 'F1' If Error
This forces the system to wait until the 'F1' key is pressed if an error occurs. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Hit 'Del' Message Display
This feature displays "Press DEL to run Setup" during POST. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Watch Dog Function
If enabled, the Watch Dog Timer will allow the system to reboot when it is inactive
for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Power Button Mode
This setting allows you to decide if the power button will turn off the system instantly or wait for 4 seconds when it is pressed. The options are Instant Off and
4 Seconds Override.
Restore on AC Power Loss
Use this feature to set the power state after a power outage. Select Power-Off for
the system power to remain off after a power loss. Select Power-On for the system
power to be turned on after a power loss. Select Last State to allow the system to
resume its last state before a power loss. The options are Power-On, Power-Off
and Last State.
Interrupt 19 Capture
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this
item is set to Enabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture" Interrupt
19 at boot and allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function
as bootable disks. If this item is set to Disabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will not capture Interrupt 19, and the drives attached to these adaptors will not
function as bootable devices. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SMC Chassis Type
This feature selects the type of Supermicro chassis used with the motherboard.
Select 1U for the Twin system, which features a Power Fail LED and an Overheat
(OH)/Fan Fail LED. Select 2U for the Twin2 system, which features a System
Warning LED only. The options are 1U and 2U.
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XProcessor & Clock Options
Warning: Take Caution when changing the Advanced settings. An incorrect
value, a very high DRAM frequency or incorrect DRAM timing may cause
system to become unstable. When this occurs, revert to the default setting.
CPU Ratio
This feature allows the user to use the CPU clock multiplier to multiply CPU speed
in order to enhance performance. Select Manual to Manually set the multiplier setting. Select Auto for the BIOS to automatically select the CPU multiplier setting for
your system. The options are Auto and Manual.
Clock Spread Spectrum
Select Enable to use the feature of Clock Spectrum, which will allow the BIOS to
monitor and attempt to reduce the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by
the components whenever needed. Select Disabled to enhance system stability.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If set to Enabled, the hardware pre fetcher will pre fetch streams of data and instructions from the main memory to the L2 cache in the forward or backward manner to
improve CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
The CPU fetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this option is set to Disabled. The
CPU fetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled.
MPS and ACPI MADT Ordering
This feature allows the user to choose the method of ordering for the Multiple APIC
Description Table (MADT). Select Modern Ordering if you have the Microsoft Windows XP or later version of the OS. Select Legacy Ordering if you use Microsoft
Windows 2000 or earlier version of the OS. The options are Modern Ordering and
Legacy Ordering.
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to use the feature of Virtualization Technology to allow one platform
to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options are Enabled
and Disabled. Note: If there is any change to this setting, you will need to power
off and restart the system for the change to take effect. Please refer to Intel’s web
site for detailed information.
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Execute-Disable Bit Capability (Available when supported by the OS and
the CPU)
Set to Enabled to enable the Execute Disable Bit which will allow the processor
to designate areas in the system memory where an application code can execute
and where it cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes
to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack. The default is
Enabled. (Refer to Intel and Microsoft Web Sites for more information.)
Simultaneous Multi-Threading (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to Enabled to use the Hyper-Threading Technology, which will result in increased
CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Active Processor Cores
Set to Enabled to use a processor's Second Core and beyond. (Please refer to
Intel's web site for more information.) The options are All, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Intel® EIST Technology
EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) allows the system to automatically
adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (Available if Intel® EIST technology is
Enabled)
This feature allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
conditions. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
C1E Support
Select Enabled to use the "Enhanced Halt State" feature. C1E significantly reduces
the CPU's power consumption by reducing the CPU's clock cycle and voltage during
a "Halt State." The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Intel® C-STATE Tech
If enabled, C-State is set by the system automatically to either C2, C3 or C4 state.
The options are Default and Enabled.
C-State package limit setting
If set to Auto, the AMI BIOS will automatically set the limit on the C-State package
register. The options are Auto, C1, C3, C6 and C7.
C1 Auto Demotion
When enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote C3, C6 or C7 requests to C1 based
on un-core auto-demote information. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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C3 Auto Demotion
When enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote C6 or C7 requests to C3 based
on un-core auto-demote information. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
XAdvanced Chipset Control
The items included in the Advanced Settings submenu are listed below.
Memory Remap Feature
This feature, when enabled, allows the remapping of everlapped PCI memory above
the total physical memory. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Intel VT-d
Select Enabled to enable Intel's Virtualization Technology support for Direct I/O VT-d
by reporting the I/O device assignments to VMM through the DMAR ACPI Tables.
This feature offers fully-protected I/O resource-sharing across the Intel platforms,
providing the user with greater reliability, security and availability in networking and
data-sharing. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Active State Power Management
Select Enabled to start Active-State Power Management for signal transactions
between L0 and L1 Links on the PCI Express Bus. This maximizes power-saving
and transaction speed. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
USB Functions
This feature allows the user to decide the number of onboard USB ports to be
enabled. The Options are: Disabled and Enabled.
Legacy USB Support (available if USB Functions above is Enabled)
Select Enabled to use Legacy USB devices. If this item is set to Auto, Legacy
USB support will be automatically enabled if a legacy USB device is installed
on the motherboard, and vise versa. The settings are Disabled, Enabled and
Auto.
XSATA Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of the IDE Devices and displays the following items:
SATA#1 Configuration
If Compatible is selected, it sets SATA#1 to legacy compatibility mode, while selecting Enhanced sets SATA#1 to native SATA mode. The options are Disabled,
Compatible, Enhanced.
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Configure SATA as
This feature allows the user to select the drive type for SATA#1. The options
are IDE, RAID and AHCI.
PCH RAID CodeBase (Available if RAID is selected above)
Select Intel to enable the Intel SATA Host RAID Utility. Select Adaptec to use the
Adaptec Host RAID Utility. The options are Intel and Adaptec.
SATA#2 Configuration (Available when IDE is enabled under "Configure
SATA#1 as" above)
Selecting Enhanced will set SATA#2 to native SATA mode. The options are Disabled and Enhanced
IDE Detect Timeout (sec)
Use this feature to set the time-out value for the BIOS to detect the ATA, ATAPI
devices installed in the system. The options are 0 (sec), 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and
35.
SATA 0 ~ 5
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of the disc storage devices attached to the SATA ports. Press <Enter> to activate the following submenu screen
for detailed options of these items. Set the correct configurations accordingly. The
items included in the submenu are:
Type
Select the type of device connected to the system. The options are Not Installed,
Auto, CD/DVD and ARMD.
LBA/Large Mode
LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a method of addressing data on a disk drive.
In the LBA mode, the maximum drive capacity is 137 GB. For drive capacities
over 137 GB, your system must be equipped with a 48-bit LBA mode addressing.
If not, contact your manufacturer or install an ATA/133 IDE controller card that
supports 48-bit LBA mode. The options are Disabled and Auto.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
Block Mode boosts the IDE drive performance by increasing the amount of data
transferred. Only 512 bytes of data can be transferred per interrupt if Block Mode
is not used. Block Mode allows transfers of up to 64 KB per interrupt. Select
Disabled to allow data to be transferred from and to the device one sector at
a time. Select Auto to allow data transfer from and to the device occur multiple
sectors at a time if the device supports it. The options are Auto and Disabled.
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PIO Mode
The IDE PIO (Programmable I/O) Mode programs timing cycles between the
IDE drive and the programmable IDE controller. As the PIO mode increases, the
cycle time decreases. The options are Auto, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Select Auto to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically detect the PIO mode. Use
this value if the IDE disk drive support cannot be determined.
Select 0 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 0. It has a data transfer rate
of 3.3 MBs.
Select 1 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 1. It has a data transfer rate
of 5.2 MBs.
Select 2 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 2. It has a data transfer rate
of 8.3 MBs.
Select 3 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 3. It has a data transfer rate
of 11.1 MBs.
Select 4 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 4. It has a data transfer bandwidth of 32-Bits. Select Enabled to enable 32-Bit data transfer.
DMA Mode
Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically detect IDE DMA mode when the
IDE disk drive support cannot be determined.
Select SWDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 0. It has a
data transfer rate of 2.1 MBs.
Select SWDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 1. It has a
data transfer rate of 4.2 MBs.
Select SWDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 2. It has a
data transfer rate of 8.3 MBs.
Select MWDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Multi Word DMA mode 0. It has a
data transfer rate of 4.2 MBs.
Select MWDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Multi Word DMA mode 1. It has a
data transfer rate of 13.3 MBs.
Select MWDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Multi-Word DMA mode 2. It has a
data transfer rate of 16.6 MBs.
Select UDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 0. It has a data transfer
rate of 16.6 MBs. It has the same transfer rate as PIO mode 4 and Multi Word
DMA mode 2.
Select UDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 1. It has a data transfer
rate of 25 MBs.
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Select UDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 2. It has a data transfer
rate of 33.3 MBs.
Select UDMA3 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 3. It has a data transfer
rate of 66.6 MBs.
Select UDMA4 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 4 . It has a data
transfer rate of 100 MBs.
The options are Auto, SWDMAn, MWDMAn, and UDMAn.
S.M.A.R.T.
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) can help predict
impending drive failures. Select Auto to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically detect hard disk drive support. Select Disabled to prevent the AMI BIOS from using
the S.M.A.R.T. Select Enabled to allow the AMI BIOS to use the S.M.A.R.T. to
support hard drive disk. The options are Disabled, Enabled, and Auto.
32-Bit Data Transfer
Select Enable to enable the function of 32-bit IDE data transfer. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
XPCI/PnP Configuration
This feature allows the user to set the PCI/PnP configurations for the following
items:
Clear NVRAM
This feature clears the NVRAM during system boot. The options are No and
Yes.
Plug & Play OS
Selecting Yes allows the OS to configure Plug & Play devices. (This is not required
for system boot if your system has an OS that supports Plug & Play.) Select No to
allow the AMI BIOS to configure all devices in the system.
PCI Latency Timer
This feature sets the latency Timer of each PCI device installed on a PCI bus. Select
64 to set the PCI latency to 64 PCI clock cycles. The options are 32, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192, 224 and 248.
PCI IDE Bus Master
When enabled, the BIOS uses PCI bus mastering for reading/writing to IDE drives.
The options are Disabled and Default.
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PCIE I/O Performace
This feature selects the setting for the processor's PCIE maximum payload size.
The options are 128B and 256B.
ROM Scan Ordering
This item determines what kind of option ROM activates over another. The options
are Onboard First and Add-on First.
PCI Slot 1 OPROM
Use this feature to enable or disable PCI slot Option ROMs. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Onboard LAN1 Option ROM Select
This feature selects whether to load the iSCSI or PXE onboard LAN option ROM.
The options are iSCSI and PXE.
Load Onboard LAN1 Option ROM
Load Onboard LAN2 Option ROM
This feature is to enable or disable the onboard LAN option ROMs. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Boot Graphics Adapter Priority
Use this feature to select the graphics controller to be used as the primary boot
device. The options are Other and Onboard VGA.
XSuper IO Device Configuration
Serial Port1 Address/ Serial Port3 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address
of Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 3. Select Disabled to prevent the serial port from
accessing any system resources. When this option is set to Disabled, the serial
port physically becomes unavailable. Select 3F8/IRQ4 to allow the serial port to
use 3F8 as its I/O port address and IRQ 4 for the interrupt address. The options
for Serial Port 1 are Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3. The options for Serial Port 3
are Disabled, 2F8/IRQ3, and 2E8/IRQ3.
XRemote Access Configuration
Remote Access
This allows the user to enable the Remote Access feature. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
If Remote Access is set to Enabled, the following items will display:
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Serial Port Number
This feature allows the user to decide which serial port to be used for Console
Redirection. The options are COM 1 and COM 3.
Note: Serial Over LAN (SOL) will be enabled when either COM 1 or COM
3 is selected.
Serial Port Mode
This feature allows the user to set the serial port mode for Console Redirection.
The options are 115200 8, n 1; 57600 8, n, 1; 38400 8, n, 1; 19200 8, n, 1; and
9600 8, n, 1.
Flow Control
This feature allows the user to set the flow control for Console Redirection. The
options are None, Hardware, and Software.
Redirection After BIOS POST
Select Disabled to turn off Console Redirection after Power-On Self-Test
(POST). Select Always to keep Console Redirection active all the time after
POST. (Note: This setting may not be supported by some operating systems.)
Select Boot Loader to keep Console Redirection active during POST and Boot
Loader. The options are Disabled, Boot Loader, and Always.
Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal type for Console Redirection. The options are ANSI, VT100, and VT-UTF8.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
This is a terminal keyboard definition that provides a way to send commands
from a remote console. Available options are Enabled and Disabled.
Sredir Memory Display Delay
This feature defines the length of time in seconds to display memory information.
The options are No Delay, Delay 1 Sec, Delay 2 Sec, and Delay 4 Sec.
XHardware Health Configuration
This feature allows the user to monitor Hardware Health of the system and review
the status of each item when displayed.
CPU Overheat Alarm
This option allows the user to select the CPU Overheat Alarm setting which determines when the CPU OH alarm will be activated to provide warning of possible
CPU overheat.
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Warning: Any temperature that exceeds the CPU threshold temperature
predefined by the CPU manufacturer may result in CPU overheat or system
instability. When the CPU temperature reaches this predefined threshold, the
CPU and system cooling fans will run at full speed.
The options are:
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The Early Alarm: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm (including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered as soon as the CPU temperature
reaches the CPU overheat threshold as predefined by the CPU manufacturer.
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The Default Alarm: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm
(including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered when the CPU temperature
reaches about 5oC above the threshold temperature as predefined by the CPU
manufacturer to give the CPU and system fans additional time needed for CPU
and system cooling. In both the alarms above, please take immediate action
as shown below.
System Temperature
This feature displays the absolute system temperature (i.e., 34oC).
CPU Temperature
The CPU Temperature feature will display the CPU temperature status as detected
by the BIOS:
Low – This level is considered as the ‘normal’ operating state. The CPU temperature
is well below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’. The motherboard fans and CPU will
run normally as configured in the BIOS (Fan Speed Control).
User intervention: No action required.
Medium – The processor is running warmer. This is a ‘precautionary’ level and
generally means that there may be factors contributing to this condition, but the CPU
is still within its normal operating state and below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’.
The motherboard fans and CPU will run normally as configured in the BIOS. The
fans may adjust to a faster speed depending on the Fan Speed Control settings.
User intervention: No action is required. However, consider checking the CPU
fans and the chassis ventilation for blockage.
High – The processor is running hot. This is a ‘caution’ level since the CPU’s ‘Temperature Tolerance’ has been reached (or has been exceeded) and may activate
an overheat alarm:
The Default Alarm – the Overheat LED and system buzzer will activate if the High
condition continues for some time after it is reached. The CPU fan will run at full
speed to bring the CPU temperature down. If the CPU temperature still increases
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even with the CPU fan running at full speed, the system buzzer will activate and
the Overheat LED will turn on.
The Early Alarm – the Overheat LED and system buzzer will be activated exactly
when the High level is reached. The CPU fan will run at full speed to bring the
CPU temperature down.
Note: In both the alarms above, please take immediate action as shown below.
See CPU Overheat Alarm to modify the above alarm settings.
User intervention: If the system buzzer and Overheat LED has activated, take
action immediately by checking the system fans, chassis ventilation and room
temperature to correct any problems. Note: the system may shut down if it continues for a long period to prevent damage to the CPU.
Notes: The CPU thermal technology that reports absolute temperatures
(Celsius/Fahrenheit) has been upgraded to a more advanced feature by Intel
in its newer processors. The basic concept is that each CPU is embedded
by a unique temperature information that the motherboard can read. This
‘Temperature Threshold’ or ‘Temperature Tolerance’ has been assigned at
the factory and is the baseline by which the motherboard takes action during
different CPU temperature conditions (i.e., by increasing CPU Fan speed,
triggering the Overheat Alarm, etc). Since CPUs can have different ‘Temperature Tolerances’, the installed CPU can now send its ‘Temperature Tolerance’ to the motherboard resulting in better CPU thermal management.
Supermicro has leveraged this feature by assigning a temperature status to
certain thermal conditions in the processor (Low, Medium and High). This
makes it easier for the user to understand the CPU’s temperature status,
rather than by just simply seeing a temperature reading (i.e., 25oC).
The information provided above is for your reference only. For more information on
thermal management, please refer to Intel’s Web site at www.Intel.com.
Fan1 ~ Fan 4 Reading
This feature displays the fan speed readings from fan interfaces Fan1 through
Fan4.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase for effective
system cooling. Select Full Speed to allow the onboard fans to run at full speed (of
100% Pulse Width Modulation Duty Cycle) for maximum cooling. The Full Speed
setting is recommended for special system configuration or debugging. Select
Performance for the onboard fans to run at 70% of the Initial PWM Cycle for
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better system cooling. The Performance setting is recommended for high-powerconsuming and high-density systems. Select Balanced for the onboard fans to run
at 50% of the Initial PWM Cycle in order to balance the needs between system
cooling and power saving. The Balanced setting is recommended for regular systems with normal hardware configurations. Select Energy Saving for the onboard
fans to run at 30% of the Initial PWM Cycle for best power efficiency and maximum
quietness. The Options are: Full Speed (@100% of PWM Cycle), Performance
(@70% of PWM Cycle), Balanced (@50% of PWM Cycle), and Energy Saving
(@30% of PWM Cycle).
CPU Vcore, AVCC, 3.3Vcc, 12V, V_DIMM, 5V, 5Vsb, 3.3Vsb, and Vbat
XACPI Configuration
Use this feature to configure Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
power management settings for your system.
High Performance Event Timer
Select Enabled to activate the High Performance Event Timer (HPET) that produces
periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in
synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded in the CPU. The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace
the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ACPI Aware O/S
Enable ACPI support if it is supported by the OS to control ACPI through the Operating System. Otherwise, disable this feature. The options are Yes and No.
ACPI APIC Support
Select Enabled to include the ACPI APIC Table Pointer in the RSDT (Root System
Description Table) pointer list. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
APIC ACPI SCI IRQ
When this item is set to Enabled, APIC ACPI SCI IRQ is supported by the system.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Headless Mode
This feature is used to enable the system to function without a keyboard, monitor
or mouse attached The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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ACPI Version Features
The options are ACPI v1.0, ACPI v2.0 and ACPI v3.0. Please refer to ACPI's website
for further explanation: http://www.acpi.info/
XIPMI Configuration
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a set of common interfaces that
IT administrators can use to monitor system health and to manage the system as a
whole. For more information on the IPMI specifications, please visit Intel's website
at www.intel.com.
IPMI Firmware Revision
This item displays the current IPMI firmware revision.
Status of BMC
Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) manages the interface between system
management software and platform hardware. This is an informational feature which
returns the status code of the BMC micro controller.
View BMC System Event Log
This feature is used to view any BMC events. It shows the total number of entries
and will allow the viewing of each event by scrolling down on an Entry Number
and pressing Enter.
Clear BMC System Event Log
This feature is used to clear the System Event Log. Caution: Any cleared information
is unrecoverable. Make absolutely sure you no longer need any data stored in the
log before clearing the BMC Event Log.
Set LAN Configuration
Set this feature to configure the IPMI LAN adapter with a network address.
Channel Number - Enter the channel number for the SET LAN Config command. This is initially set to [1]. Press <+> or <-> on your keyboard to change
the Channel Number.
Channel Number Status - This feature returns the channel status for the
Channel Number selected above: "Channel Number is OK" or "Wrong Channel
Number".
IP Address Source - This feature selects whether the IP address, Subnet
Mask and Gateway Address are automatically assigned by the network's DHCP
server (Dynamic Host and Configuration Protocol) or manually entered by the
user (Static). If Static is selected, the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway
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Address must be manually entered below. If DHCP is selected, the next three
items will be configured automatically and will be grayed out. The options are
Static and DHCP.
IP Address - Enter the IP address for this machine. This should be in decimal
and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit
number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
Subnet Mask - Subnet masks tell the network which subnet the machine belongs
to. The value of each three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed
255 (i.e., 255.255.255.0).
Gateway Address - Enter the IP address of the Gateway this machine will use
(i.e., 192.168.10.1).
MAC Address - The BIOS will automatically enter the MAC address (also known
as Hardware Address) of this machine, however it may be over-ridden. MAC
addresses are 6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers (Base 16, 0 ~ 9, A, B, C, D, E,
F) separated by dots. (i.e., 00.30.48.9E.73.CF)
BMC Watch Dog Timer Action
This feature allows the BMC to reset or power down the system if the operating
system hangs or crashes. The options are Disabled, Reset System, Power Down,
Power Cycle.
BMC WatchDog TimeOut [Min:Sec]
This option appears if BMC Watch Dog Timer Action (above) is enabled. This
is a timed delay in minutes or seconds, before a system power down or reset
after an operating system failure is detected. The options are [5 Min], [1 Min],
[30 Sec], and [10 Sec].
XEvent Log Configuration
View Event Log
Use this option to view the System Event Log.
Mark all events as read
This option marks all events as read. The options are OK and Cancel.
Clear event log
This option clears the Event Log memory of all messages. The options are OK
and Cancel.
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PCIE Error Log
Use this option to enable logging of errors encountered in the system's PCIe bus.
The options are Yes and No.
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Security Settings
The AMI BIOS provides a Supervisor and a User password. If you use both passwords, the Supervisor password must be set first.
Supervisor Password
This item indicates if 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:
This item indicates if 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.
Change Supervisor Password
Select this feature and press <Enter> to access the submenu, and then type in a
new Supervisor Password.
User Access Level (Available when Supervisor Password is set as above)
Available options are Full Access: grants full User read and write access to the
Setup Utility, View Only: allows access to the Setup Utility but the fields cannot be
changed, Limited: allows only limited fields to be changed such as Date and Time,
No Access: prevents User access to the Setup Utility.
Change User Password
Select this feature and press <Enter> to access the submenu , and then type in a
new User Password.
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Clear User Password (Available only if User Password has been set)
Password Check
Available options are Setup and Always.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
When Enabled, the AMI BOIS displays a warning when any program (or virus) issues a Disk Format command or attempts to write to the boot sector of the hard
disk drive. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Boot Settings
Use this feature to configure Boot Settings:
XBoot Device Priority
This feature allows the user to specify the sequence of priority for the Boot Device.
The settings are 1st boot device, 2nd boot device, 3rd boot device, 4th boot device,
5th boot device and Disabled.
•
1st Boot Device - 1st Floppy Drive
•
2nd Boot Device - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]
•
3rd Boot Device - [SATA: XXXXXXXXX]
•
4th Boot Device - [Network: XXXXXXXXX]
•
5th Boot Device - [Network: XXXXXXXXX]
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XHard Disk Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the sequence of priority from the available
Hard Drives.
•
1st Drive [SATA: XXXXXXXXXX]
•
2nd Drive [SATA: XXXXXXXXXX]
XRemovable Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from available Removable
Drives. The settings are 1st boot device, 2nd boot device, and Disabled.
•
1st Drive
•
2nd Drive - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]
Retry Boot Devices
Select this option to retry booting from the configured boot devices if the systems
fail to boot initially. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Exit Options
Select the Exit tab from the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screen to enter the Exit BIOS
Setup screen.
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Save Changes and Exit
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option
to leave the BIOS Setup Utility and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration parameters can take effect. Select Save Changes and Exit from the Exit
menu and press <Enter>.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit the BIOS Setup without making any permanent changes
to the system configuration, and reboot the computer. Select Discard Changes and
Exit from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Discard Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the
AMI BIOS Utility Program.
Load Optimal Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Optimal Defaults from the Exit menu and press
<Enter>. Then, select OK to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically load Optimal Defaults to the BIOS Settings. The Optimal settings are designed for maximum system
performance, but may not work best for all computer applications.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Fail-Safe Defaults from the Exit menu and press
<Enter>. The Fail-Safe settings are designed for maximum system stability, but not
for maximum performance.
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Appendix A: POST Error Beep Codes
Appendix A
POST Error Beep Codes
This section lists POST (Power On Self Test) error beep codes for the AMI BIOS.
POST error beep codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
This section lists Beep Codes for recoverable POST errors.
Recoverable POST Error Beep Codes
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, BIOS will display a POST
code that describes the problem. BIOS may also issue one of the following beep
codes:
1 long and eight short beeps - video configuration error
1 repetitive long beep - no memory detected
1 continuous beep with the front panel Overheat LED on - system overheat
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Appendix B: BIOS Recovery
Appendix B
BIOS Recovery
The recovery procedure described in this section is to be used only when you are
advised by your Supermicro Technical Support representative or in cases of emergencies where the system can no longer boot due to a corrupted BIOS. DO NOT
reprogram (re-flash) the BIOS if your system is running properly.
B-1 Recovery from USB Device
If the BIOS file is corrupted and the system is not able to boot up, this feature will
allow you to recover the BIOS image using a USB-attached device. A USB Flash
drive or a USB CD/DVD ROM/RW drive may be used for this purpose. Please note
that USB hard disk drives are NOT supported at this time. Below is the two-part
procedure to recover the BIOS:
Part 1: Boot Sector Recovery Process
1. Using a different system, download and copy the correct BIOS binary image into a USB flash device or a writable CD/DVD disc's Root "\" Directory.
Rename the downloaded file to "super.rom", so the recovery process can
recognize and read the BIOS binary file.
2. Insert the USB device that contains the new BIOS binary image (“super.rom”)
and power the system down.
3. While powering on the system, press and hold <Ctrl> and <Home> simultaneously on your keyboard until the USB device's LED indicator comes on. This
will take a few seconds or up to one minute.
4. Once the USB device's LED is on, release the <Ctrl> and <Home> keys. The
system may generate beep codes to indicate that the BIOS ROM firmware
is being reprogrammed. The screen will also display a message as shown
below. DO NOT INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS!
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5. When the Boot Sector Recovery Process is complete, the system will reboot
automatically and you will see a checksum error on your screen.
Part 2: BIOS Reprogramming (Re-Flashing)
After completing the Boot Sector Recovery Process, you will need to reprogram
(“re-flash”) the proper BIOS binary file again into the BIOS ROM in order to have
the correct BIOS file loaded by the system. For details on how to flash/re-flash a
BIOS, please check our website for “Update your BIOS”, or see the section 3-3
(FAQ) of this manual. DO NOT INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS!
When completed, the system will reboot automatically, and you will see a checksum
error again.
Press “F1” to go to setup. Press “F9” to load the defaults and then press “F10” to
save and exit.
B-2 Recovery from an IDE/SATA ATAPI Drive
This process is identical to the Boot Sector Recovery Process from a USB Device/
Drive (as above), except that the BIOS image file (“super.rom”) is loaded from an
IDE/ATAPI CD/DVD/ROM/RW disc drive that is attached to the system. Note that
loading from an IDE/SATA hard disk drive is NOT supported.
1. Using a different system, download and copy the correct BIOS binary image
into a writable CD/DVD disc's Root "\" Directory. Rename the downloaded
file to "super.rom", so the recovery process can recognize and read the BIOS
binary file.
Note: Record/Burn the CD/DVD-R/RW disc using the ISO 9600 standard format. Refer to your CD/DVD mastering application documentation for instructions on how to do this.
2. Insert the newly-created disc into the IDE/SATA ATAPI CD/DVD ROM/RW
drive of the system that has the corrupted BIOS and power the system down.
3. Follow the step-by-step instructions under Part 1 - Recovery Process from a
USB Device/Drive (above) starting from Step 3 and continue on to Part 2 BIOS Reprogramming (Re-Flashing).
If your system still does not boot up after performing the above procedure, then
there may be other issues with your motherboard. Please contact your customer
service representative.
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Appendix C: System Specifications
Appendix C
System Specifications
Note: unless noted specs apply to a complete system (both serverboards).
Processors
TM
Two Intel® Xeon® 3400 and L3400 Series, Core i3 and Pentium® G6950 processors
(LGA1156 socket)
Note: please refer to our website for details on supported processors.
Chipset
Intel 3420 chipset
BIOS
32 Mb AMI SPI Flash ROM
Memory Capacity
Six 240-pin, DDR3 ECC SDRAM DIMM sockets with support for up to 16GB of
UDIMM or up to 32GB of RDIMM 1333/1066/800 MHz memory
Note: refer to Section 5-6 for details on installation.
SATA Drive Bays
Twelve hot-swap drive bays to house twelve standard SATA drives
PCI Expansion
Four low-profile PCI-Express x16 2.0 slots with riser cards (one each node)
Serverboard
X8SiT-HF (proprietary form factor)
Dimensions: 6.5 x 16.4 in (165 x 417 mm)
Chassis
SC827H-R920B (2U Rackmount)
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 17.2 x 3.5 x 28.5 in. (437 x 89 x 724 mm)
Weight
Gross Weight: 85 lbs. (38.6 kg.)
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System Cooling
Four 8-cm PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) fans
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100 - 240V AC auto-range
Rated Input Current: 13 - 4A max
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 920W (Part# PWS-920P-1R)
Rated Output Voltages: +12V (75A), +5Vsb (4A)
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: 20% to 95% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions: FCC Class A, EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2/-3-3,
CISPR 22 Class A
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: CSA/EN/IEC/UL 60950-1 Compliant, UL or CSA Listed (USA and
Canada), CE Marking (Europe)
California Best Management Practices Regulations for Perchlorate Materials:
This Perchlorate warning applies only to products containing CR (Manganese
Dioxide) Lithium coin cells. “Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply. See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”
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(continued from front)
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medical equipment, nuclear facilities or systems, aircraft, aircraft devices, aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to
result in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous
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proceedings of any kind arising out of or related to such ultra-hazardous use or sale.
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