A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F
USER’S MANUAL
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for system integrators, IT technicians and knowledgeable end users.
It provides information for the installation and use of the A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F motherboard.
About This Motherboard
The Supermicro A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F motherboard comes with an integrated Intel® Atom SoC
(system-on-a-chip) that has up to 16 Cores and is optimized for low-power consumption. The
integrated memory controller supports up to 64GB DDR4 ECC/Non-ECC Unbuffered SODIMM with a max data rate of 2400MHz. This motherboard also provides support for USB
3.0, 16 lanes of PCI Express 3.0 connectivity and 10GbE Ethernet. The A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F
motherboard is an excellent choice for microservers. Please note that this motherboard is
intended to be installed and serviced by professional technicians only.
For processor/memory updates, please refer to our website at http://www.supermicro.com/
products/.
Conventions Used in the Manual
Special attention should be given to the following symbols for proper installation and to prevent
damage done to the components or injury to yourself:
Warning! Indicates important information given to prevent equipment/property damage
or personal injury.
Warning! Indicates high voltage may be encountered when performing a procedure.
Important: Important information given to ensure proper system installation or to
relay safety precautions.
Note: Additional Information given to differentiate various models or provides information for correct system setup.
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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)
Website:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
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Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Website:
www.supermicro.nl
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Address:
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3F, No. 150, Jian 1st Rd.
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Taiwan (R.O.C)
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3992
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Website:
www.supermicro.com.tw
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Checklist................................................................................................................................8
Quick Reference................................................................................................................12
Quick Reference Table.......................................................................................................13
Motherboard Features........................................................................................................15
1.2 Processor and Chipset Overview........................................................................................19
1.3 Special Features.................................................................................................................19
Recovery from AC Power Loss..........................................................................................19
1.4 System Health Monitoring...................................................................................................20
Onboard Voltage Monitors.................................................................................................20
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control........................................................................20
Environmental Temperature Control..................................................................................20
System Resource Alert......................................................................................................20
1.5 ACPI Features.....................................................................................................................20
1.6 Power Supply......................................................................................................................21
1.7 Super I/O.............................................................................................................................21
1.8 Advanced Power Management...........................................................................................22
Management Engine (ME).................................................................................................22
Chapter 2 Installation
2.1 Static-Sensitive Devices......................................................................................................23
Precautions........................................................................................................................23
Unpacking..........................................................................................................................23
2.2 Motherboard Installation......................................................................................................24
Tools Needed.....................................................................................................................24
Location of Mounting Holes...............................................................................................24
Installing the Motherboard.................................................................................................25
2.4 Memory Support and Installation........................................................................................26
Memory Support.................................................................................................................26
Memory Population Guidelines..........................................................................................26
DIMM Installation...............................................................................................................27
DIMM Removal..................................................................................................................27
2.5 Rear I/O Ports.....................................................................................................................28
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2.6 Front Control Panel.............................................................................................................32
2.7Connectors..........................................................................................................................36
Power Connections............................................................................................................36
Headers..............................................................................................................................37
2.8 Jumper Settings..................................................................................................................46
How Jumpers Work............................................................................................................46
2.9 LED Indicators.....................................................................................................................51
Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
3.1 Troubleshooting Procedures...............................................................................................54
Before Power On...............................................................................................................54
No Power...........................................................................................................................54
No Video............................................................................................................................55
System Boot Failure ........................................................................................................55
Memory Errors...................................................................................................................55
Losing the System's Setup Configuration..........................................................................56
When the System Becomes Unstable...............................................................................56
3.2 Technical Support Procedures............................................................................................58
3.3 Frequently Asked Questions...............................................................................................59
3.4 Battery Removal and Installation........................................................................................60
Battery Removal.................................................................................................................60
Proper Battery Disposal.....................................................................................................60
Battery Installation..............................................................................................................60
3.5 Returning Merchandise for Service.....................................................................................61
Chapter 4 BIOS
4.1Introduction..........................................................................................................................62
Starting the Setup Utility....................................................................................................62
4.2 Main Setup..........................................................................................................................63
4.3 Advanced.............................................................................................................................65
4.4 Event Logs..........................................................................................................................85
4.5 IPMI.....................................................................................................................................87
4.6Security................................................................................................................................90
4.7Boot.....................................................................................................................................94
4.8 Save & Exit..........................................................................................................................96
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Appendix A BIOS Codes
Appendix B Software Installation
B.1 Installing Software Programs............................................................................................100
B.2SuperDoctor® 5..................................................................................................................101
Appendix C Standardized Warning Statements
Battery Handling...............................................................................................................102
Product Disposal..............................................................................................................104
Appendix D UEFI BIOS Recovery
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an industry leader. Supermicro
boards are designed to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance.
In additon to the motherboard, several important parts that are included with the system are
listed below. If anything listed is damaged or missing, please contact your retailer.
1.1 Checklist
Main Parts List
Description
Part Number
Quantity
Supermicro Motherboard
A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F
1
SATA Cables
CBL-0044L
4
I/O Shield
MCP-260-00098-0N
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Important Links
For your system to work properly, please follow the links below to download all necessary
drivers/utilities and the user’s manual for your server.
•Supermicro product manuals: http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/
•Product drivers and utilities: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com
•Product safety info: http://www.supermicro.com/about/policies/safety_information.cfm
•If you have any questions, please contact our support team at: support@supermicro.com
This manual may be periodically updated without notice. Please check the Supermicro website
for possible updates to the manual revision level.
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Figure 1-1. A2SDi-TP8F Motherboard Image
Note: All graphics shown in this manual were based upon the latest PCB revision
available at the time of publication of the manual. The motherboard you received may
or may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
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Figure 1-2. A2SDi-LN4F Motherboard Image
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Figure 1-3. A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F Motherboard Layout
(not drawn to scale)
LED2
PRESS FIT
A
C
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
C
A
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
JPG1:
VGA
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
A2SDi-LN4F
REV:1.02
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
LED1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
ALWAYS POPULATE DIMMx1 FIRST
BIOS LICENSE
1
Intel Atom SoC
FCBGA1310
CPU
USB4/5
FANA
1
1
1
Note: Components not documented are for internal testing only.
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Quick Reference
SRW4
UID
VGA
LEDT3
LED2
LED2
LEDT1
LAN1
LAN3
LEDT2
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
COM1
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
C
A
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
JPG1:
VGA
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPW1
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
I-SATA1
1
A2SDi-LN4F
REV:1.02
FAN3
1
JRT3
RST
JRT4
JPH1
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
LED1
JF1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JL1
I-SATA2
JSD1
I-SATA1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
JTPM1
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
JTPM1
ALWAYS POPULATE DIMMx1 FIRST
BIOS LICENSE
1
Intel Atom SoC
FCBGA1310
CPU
USB4/5
FANA
JMP1
SRW1
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
JPME2
USB2/3
BT1
DIMMB1
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB2
C
DIMMA1
LEDM1
A
JPV1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
BMC
AST2400
JBT1
FANA
JMD1
USB4/5
OSC1
LEDT1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
1
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JPTG1
LEDM1
SLOT7
JBR1
SRW3
JPME2
JPL1
1
LAN2
LAN4
JI2C2
JI2C1
JWD1
JPG1
USB0/1
IPMI LAN
LEDT4
PRESS FIT
A
C
LAN2
LAN4
LAN5
LAN6
LAN7
LAN8
1
1
FAN3
JRT3
JGP1
I-SATA0
1
FAN1
FAN2
JTGLED2
JLANLED1
JF1
LED1
JPI2C1
JSMB1
JD1
JTGLED1
Notes:
•See
Chapter 2 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports, and JF1 front panel connections.
•" " indicates the location of Pin 1.
•Jumpers/LED indicators not indicated are used for testing only.
•Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specified by the manufacturer. Do
not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible explosion.
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Quick Reference Table
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBR1
BIOS Recovery
Pins 1-2 (Normal)
JBT1
CMOS Clear
Open (Normal)
JI2C1, JI2C2
SMB to PCI-E Slots Enable/Disable
Both Pins 2-3 (Disabled)
JPG1
VGA Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1
LAN1/2/3/4 Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPME2
Manufacturing Mode
Pins 1-2 (Normal)
JPTG1
10Gb LAN Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD1
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
LED
Description
Status
LED1
Onboard Power LED
Solid Green: Power On
LED2
UID LED
Solid Blue: Unit Identified
LEDM1
BMC Heartbeat LED
Blinking Green: BMC Normal
LEDT1
LAN8 Activity
Blinking Green: LAN8 Active
LEDT2
LAN7 Link Status
Solid Green: LAN7 Normal
LEDT3
LAN7 Activity
Blinking Green: LAN7 Active
LEDT4
LAN8 Link Status
Solid Green: LAN8 Normal
Connector
Description
BT1
Onboard Battery
COM1
COM Header
FAN1, FAN2, FAN3, FANA
System/CPU Fan Headers (FAN1: CPU Fan)
IPMI_LAN
Dedicated IPMI LAN Port
I-SATA0 ~ I-SATA3
Intel® PCH SATA 3.0 Ports (I-SATA0 is SuperDOM)
JD1
Speaker Header
JF1
Front Control Panel Header
JGP1
General Purpose I/O Header
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Header
JLANLED1
LAN3/LAN4 Activity LED Header
JMD1
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 / I-SATA4
JMP1
Mini PCI-E 2.0 x1 / I-SATA5 Slot
JPH1
4-pin Power Connector for HDD use (To provide power from the motherboard to onboard
HDD devices)
JPI2C1
Power Supply SMBbus I2C Header
JPV1
12V DC Power Connector
JPW1
24-pin ATX Power Connector
JRT3
Thermal Diode 1 Header
JRT4
Thermal Diode 2 Header
Note: Table is continued on the next page.
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Connector
Description
JSD1
SATA DOM Power Connector
JSMB1
PCH SMBus Header
JTGLED1
LAN5/LAN6 Acitivity LED Header
JTGLED2
LAN7/LAN8 Acitivity LED Header
JTPM1
Trusted Platform Module/Port 80 Connector
LAN1 ~ LAN8
LAN1 - LAN4: GbE LAN (RJ45) Ports
LAN5 - LAN6: 10GBaseT LAN (RJ45) Ports
LAN7 - LAN8: 10G LAN (SFP+) Ports
(LAN5 - LAN8 not available on A2SDi-LN4F)
SLOT7
CPU PCI-E 3.0 x4 Slot
SRW1, SRW3, SRW4
M.2 Holding Screws
UID
Unit ID Button
USB0/1
Back panel Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 Ports
USB2/3, USB4/5
Front Accessible USB 2.0 Headers
VGA
VGA Port
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Motherboard Features
Motherboard Features
CPU
• Intel® Atom SoC C3858/C3850 FCBGA1310 Processor
Memory
• Up to 64GB DDR4 ECC/Non-ECC Unbuffered SO-DIMM, two DPC (DIMM Per Channel) up to 2400MT/s
DIMM Size
• Up to 16GB at 1.2V
Expansion Slots
• One (1) PCI Express 3.0 x4
• One (1) Mini PCI Express x1
• One M.2 3.0 x4
Network
• Intel i350-AM4 Base-T NIC
• Intel X557-AT2 Base-T PHY
• CS4227 SFP+ PHY
BaseBoard Management Controller (BMC)
• ASpeed AST 2400 Baseboard Controller (BMC) supports IPMI 2.0
• One (1) Dedicated IPMI LAN port located on the rear IO back panel
Graphics
• Graphics controller via ASpeed 2400 BMC
I/O Devices
• Serial (COM) Port
• SATA 3.0 Ports
• One (1) serial header
• Four (4) SATA 3.0 ports (I-SAT0 ~ I-SATA3) I-SATA0 is SuperDOM
Peripheral Devices
• Two (2) USB 3.0 ports on the rear I/O panel (USB0/1)
• Two (2) internal USB 2.0 headers with two (2) USB connections each for front access (USB2/3, USB4/5)
BIOS
• 128 Mb SPI AMI BIOS® SM Flash UEFI BIOS
• ACPI 4.0, USB keyboard, Plug-and-Play (PnP), SPI quad speed support, Riser card auto detection support, RTC (Real
Time Clock) wakeup, Dual Boot Block support, and SMBIOS 2.7
Note: The table above is continued on the next page.
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Motherboard Features
Power Management
• Main switch override mechanism
• Power-on mode for AC power recovery
• ACPI power management
• S5 support
• Wake-on-Ring, Wake-on-LAN
• Management Engine (ME)
System Health Monitoring
• Onboard voltage monitoring for +3.3V, 3.3V Standby, +5V, +5V Standby, +12V, VBAT, Memory, System Temp., Memory
Temp.
• CPU/system overheat LED and control
• CPU Thermal Trip support
• Status monitor for speed control
• Status monitor for on/off control
Fan Control
• Fan status monitoring via IPMI connections
• Dual cooling zone
• Low-noise fan speed control
• Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan control
System Management
• Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support
• PECI (Platform Environment Control Interface) 2.0 support
• UID (Unit Identification)/Remote UID
• System resource alert via SuperDoctor® 5
• SuperDoctor® 5, Watch Dog, NMI
• Chassis intrusion header and detection
LED Indicators
• CPU/Overheating
• Power/Suspend-state indicator LED
• Fan Failure
• UID/Remote UID.
• HDD activity. LAN activity.
Dimensions
• 6.7" (L) x 6.7" (W) (170.18 mm x 170.18 mm)
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Note 1: The CPU maximum thermal design power (TDP) is subject to chassis and
heatsink cooling restrictions. For proper thermal management, please check the chassis and heatsink specifications for proper CPU TDP sizing.
Note 2: For IPMI configuration instructions, please refer to the Embedded IPMI Configuration User's Guide available at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Note 3: It is strongly recommended that you change BMC log-in information upon initial
system power-on. The manufacture default username is ADMIN and the password is
ADMIN. For proper BMC configuration, please refer to https://www.supermicro.com/
products/nfo/files/IPMI/Best_Practices_BMC_Security.pdf
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Figure 1-4.
System Block Diagram
RGMII2
VGA
AST2400
RTL8211F
GIGALAN
RJ45
COM1 HEADER
TPM1.2 Header
PCIE SLOT X4
PCIe 3.0_x4
8GT/s
M.2 2280/2242
SATA/PCIE SSD
PCIe 3.0_x4
8GT/s
8.5mm
HSIO[3:0]
PCIE x4
HSIO[9:8]
Mini PCIE/mSATA
PCIe 3.0_x1
8GT/s
HSIO[12]
USB3.0
5Gbps
USB 3.0 Rear IO
4 X USB 2.0
( Header x2 )
USB2.0
480Mbps
GL854G
SVID
LPC
VR13
DDR4 (CHA)
2133MHz
DDR4 (CHB)
Intel
PCIe 3.0_x2
8GT/s
4 X SATA-III
USB2.0[0]
HSIO[7:4]
PCIE x4
i350 Lan x4
SATA-III
6Gb/s
HSIO[10]
PCIEX1
FCBGA1310
2133MHz
LAN PORT1
LAN PORT2
KR
10GT/s
KR
10GT/s
DIMMA1,A2
DIMMB1,B2
X557-AT2
RJ45 X2
CS4227
SFP+ X2
HSIO[17:14]
SGPIO[0]
HSIO[19:18] USB2.0[3:2]
USB3.0
USB2.0[1]
Note: This is a general block diagram and may not exactly represent the features on
your motherboard. See the previous pages for the actual specifications of your motherboard.
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1.2Processor and Chipset Overview
Built upon the functionality and capability of the Intel® Atom SoC C3000 series processor,
the A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F motherboard offers maximum I/O expandability, energy efficiency, and
data reliability in a 14-nm process architecture, and is optimized for embedded storage and
microserver solutions
The A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F supports the following features:
•Intel QuickAssist Technology (TP8F only)
•Intel Manageability Engine
•Intel Turbo Boost Technology (LN4F only)
•Configurable TDP (cTDP) and Lower-Power Mode
•Adaptive Thermal Management/Monitoring
•PCI-E 3.0 Connectivity
•10GbE Ethernet
•System Management Bus (SMBus) Specification, Version 2.0
•Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel VT-x and VT-d)
1.3Special Features
This section describes the health monitoring features of the A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F motherboard.
The motherboard has an onboard System Hardware Monitor chip that supports system health
monitoring.
Recovery from AC Power Loss
The Basic I/O System (BIOS) provides a setting that determines how the system will respond
when AC power is lost and then restored to the system. You can choose for the system to
remain powered off (in which case you must press the power switch to turn it back on), or
for it to automatically return to the power-on state. See the Advanced BIOS Setup section
for this setting. The default setting is Last State.
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1.4System Health Monitoring
This section describes the health monitoring features of the A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F motherboard.
The motherboard has an onboard Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) chip that
supports system health monitoring. Once a voltage becomes unstable, a warning is given or
an error message is sent to the screen. The user can adjust the voltage thresholds to define
the sensitivity of the voltage monitor.
Onboard Voltage Monitors
The onboard voltage monitor will continuously scan crucial voltage levels. Once a voltage
becomes unstable, it will give a warning or send an error message to the screen. Users can
adjust the voltage thresholds to define the sensitivity of the voltage monitor. Real time readings
of these voltage levels are all displayed in BIOS.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control
The system health monitor embedded in the BMC chip can check the RPM status of the
cooling fans. The CPU and chassis fans are controlled via lPMI.
Environmental Temperature Control
System Health sensors in the BMC monitor the temperatures and voltage settings of onboard
processors and the system in real time via the IPMI interface. Whenever the temperature of
the CPU or the system exceeds a user-defined threshold, system/CPU cooling fans will be
turned on to prevent the CPU or the system from overheating.
Note: To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide adequate airflow to your system.
System Resource Alert
This feature is available when used with SuperDoctor 5®. SuperDoctor 5 is used to notify the
user of certain system events. For example, you can configure SuperDoctor 5 to provide you
with warnings when the system temperature, CPU temperatures, voltages and fan speeds
go beyond a predefined range.
1.5ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI specification defines
a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard way to integrate power
management features throughout a computer system including its hardware, operating system
and application software. This enables the system to automatically turn on and off peripherals
such as network cards, hard disk drives and printers.
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In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI also provides a
generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play and an operating system-independent
interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug and Play BIOS data structures
while providing a processor architecture-independent implementation that is compatible with
Windows 8/R2, and Windows 2012/R2 operating systems.
1.6Power Supply
As with all computer products, a stable power source is necessary for proper and reliable
operation. It is even more important for processors that have high CPU clock rates. In areas
where noisy power transmission is present, you may choose to install a line filter to shield
the computer from noise. It is recommended that you also install a power surge protector to
help avoid problems caused by power surges. For the A2SDi-TP8F motherboard, please use
a power supply that supports 2.5A or above on 5V standby.
1.7Super I/O
The Super I/O (Aspeed AST2400 chip) includes a data separator, write pre-compensation
circuitry, decode logic, data rate selection, a clock generator, drive interface control logic and
interrupt and DMA logic. The wide range of functions integrated onto the Super I/O greatly
reduces the number of components required for interfacing with floppy disk drives.
The Super I/O provides two high-speed, 16550 compatible serial communication ports
(UARTs), one of which supports serial infrared communication. Each UART includes a 16-byte
send/receive FIFO, a programmable baud rate generator, complete modem control capability
and a processor interrupt system. Both UARTs provide legacy speed with baud rate of up to
115.2 Kbps as well as an advanced speed with baud rates of 250 K, 500 K, or 1 Mb/s, which
support higher speed modems.
The Super I/O provides functions that comply with ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface), which includes support of legacy and ACPI power management through a SMI
or SCI function pin. It also features auto power management to reduce power consumption.
The IRQs, DMAs and I/O space resources of the Super I/O can be flexibly adjusted to meet
ISA PnP requirements, which support ACPI and APM (Advanced Power Management).
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1.8Advanced Power Management
The following new advanced power management feature is supported by the motherboard.
Management Engine (ME)
The Management Engine, which is an ARC controller embedded in the IOH (I/O Hub), provides
Server Platform Services (SPS) to your system. The services provided by SPS are different
from those provided by the ME on client platforms.
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Chapter 2
Installation
2.1Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic com­ponents. To prevent damage to your
motherboard, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following measures are generally
sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Precautions
•Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic bag.
•Handle the 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 and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
•For grounding purposes, make sure that your chassis provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and the motherboard.
•Use only the correct type of CMOS onboard battery as specified by the manufacturer. Do
not install the CMOS battery upside down, which may result in a possible explosion.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When unpacking
the motherboard, make sure that the person handling it is static protected.
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2.2Motherboard Installation
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of chassis. Make sure
that the locations of all the mounting holes for both the motherboard and the chassis match.
Although a chassis may have both plastic and metal mounting fasteners, metal ones are
highly recommended because they ground the motherboard to the chassis. Make sure that
the metal standoffs click in or are screwed in tightly.
Phillips Screwdriver (1)
Phillips Screws (4)
Standoffs (4)
Only if Needed
Tools Needed
LED2
PRESS FIT
A
C
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
OSC1
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
C
A
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
1
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
A2SDi-LN4F
REV:1.02
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
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2
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
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JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
JRT4
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JMP1
JTPM1
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1
1
1
Location of Mounting Holes
Note: 1) To avoid damaging the motherboard and its components, please do not use
a force greater than 8 lb/inch on each mounting screw during motherboard installation.
2) Some components are very close to the mounting holes. Please take precautionary
measures to avoid damaging these components when installing the motherboard to
the chassis.
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Installing the Motherboard
1. Install the I/O shield into the back of the chassis.
2. Locate the mounting holes on the motherboard. See the previous page for the location.
3. Locate the matching mounting holes on the chassis. Align the mounting holes on the
motherboard against the mounting holes on the chassis.
4. Install standoffs in the chassis as needed.
5. Install the motherboard into the chassis carefully to avoid damaging other motherboard
components.
6. Using the Phillips screwdriver, insert a Phillips head #6 screw into a mounting hole on
the motherboard and its matching mounting hole on the chassis.
7. Repeat Step 5 to insert #6 screws into all mounting holes.
8. Make sure that the motherboard is securely placed in the chassis.
Note: Images displayed are for illustration only. Your chassis or components might
look different from those shown in this manual.
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2.4 Memory Support and Installation
Note: Check the Supermicro website for recommended memory modules.
Important: Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules to prevent any possible damage.
Memory Support
The A2SDi-TP8F/A2SDi-LN4F supports up to 64GB DDR4 ECC/Non-ECC Unbuffered SODIMM, two DPC (DIMM Per Channel) up to 2400MT/s. Populating these SO-DIMM slots with
a pair of memory modules of the same type and size will result in interleaved memory, which
will improve memory performance.
Memory Population Guidelines
For optimal memory performance, follow the table below when populating memory. Populate
DIMM slots in the following order: DIMMA1, DIMMB1, then DIMMA2, DIMMB2
Unbuffered DDR4 ECC/Non-ECC SO-DIMM Memory
DIMMs per
channel
DIMMs per
channel
DIMM Type
POR Speed
Memory Population
Sequence
2
1
Unbuffered
DDR4 SO-DIMM
1600, 1866
2133, 2400MT/s
A1, B1 (2 DIMMs)
2
2
Unbuffered
DDR4 SO-DIMM
1600, 1866
2133, 2400MT/s
A1, B1, A2, B2
(4 DIMMs)
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
Towards the edge of the motherboard
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DIMM Installation
1. Install the desired number of SODIMMs into the memory slots, starting with DIMMA1,
DIMMB1, then DIMMA2, DIMMB2.
2. Align the key on the bottom of the SODIMM module against the receptive point on
the memory slot. Take note of the notches on the side of the DIMM module and of the
locking clips on the socket to avoid causing damage.
Module Notch
Module Key
Socket Key
3. Press the SODIMM module straight down into the socket with both hands until it is
securely seated in the socket. The side clips will automatically lock the module into
place.
DIMM Removal
Use your thumbs to push the side clips away from the module to release it from the socket.
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2.5Rear I/O Ports
See Figure 2-2 below for the locations and descriptions of the various I/O ports on the rear
of the motherboard.
LED2
PRESS FIT
A
C
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
C
A
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
I-SATA1
1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
NIC
2
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
FAN3
1
1
1
1
JRT3
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
LED1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
PWR
ON
RST
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
JSD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
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1
1
Figure 2-2. I/O Port Locations and Definitions
1
2
4
6
8
10
5
7
9
11
3
Rear I/O Ports
#
Description
#
Description
#
Description
1.
IPMI LAN Port
5.
LAN1
9.
LAN5 (on TP8F)
2.
USB1
6.
LAN4
10.
LAN8 (on TP8F)
3.
USB0
7.
LAN2
11.
LAN7 (on TP8F)
4.
LAN3
8.
LAN6 (on TP8F)
12.
VGA
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VGA Port
The onboard VGA port is located next to LAN Ports 7/8 on the I/O back panel. Use this
connection for VGA display.
LAN Ports
The A2SDi-TP8F has eight LAN ports, and the A2SDi-LN4F has four. These ports are located
on the I/O back panel and accept RJ45 cables. There is also a dedicated IPMI LAN port on
the I/O back panel.
1
LED2
2
4
5
6
1. VGA Port
2. LAN7/8 (-TP8F only)
PRESS FIT
A
C
3
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
A
A
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
LEDT2
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
C
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
C
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
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4. LAN2/4
5. LAN1/3
6. IPMI LAN
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
LEDM1
A
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
OSC1
LEDT1
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
1
3. LAN5/6 (-TP8F only)
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports
There are two USB 3.0 ports (USB0/1) on the I/O back panel. The motherboard also has two
front access USB 2.0 headers (USB2/3 and USB4/5). The onboard headers can be used to
provide front side USB access with a cable (not included).
Front Panel USB 2.0
Header Pin Definitions
Back Panel USB (3.0)
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
VBUS
10
Power
1
+5V
2
+5V
USB 2.0 Differential Pair
3
USB_PN2
4
USB_PN3
2
D-
11
3
D+
12
5
USB_PP2
6
USB_PP3
Ground
8
Ground
Key
10
Ground
4
Ground
13
Ground of PWR Return
7
5
StdA_SSRX-
14
SuperSpeed Receiver
9
6
StdA_SSRX+
15
Differential Pair
7
GND_DRAIN
16
Ground for Signal Return
8
StdA_SSTX-
17
SuperSpeed Transmitter
9
StdA_SSTX+
18
Differential Pair
1
LED2
C
1. USB0/1
PRESS FIT
A
1
UID
VGA
2. USB2/3
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
A
A
C
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
C
LEDT2
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
2
USB2/3
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
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COM Header
There is one COM header (COM1) on the motherboard.
COM Header
Header Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
N/A
1
6
9
5
LED2
C
1. COM1
PRESS FIT
A
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
1
OSC1
C
A
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
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2.6Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various buttons and indicators that are normally located on a
control panel at the front of the chassis. These connectors are designed specifically for use
with Supermicro chassis. See the figure below for the descriptions of the front control panel
buttons and LED indicators.
LED2
PRESS FIT
A
C
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
C
A
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
I-SATA1
1
A2SDi-LN4F
REV:1.02
NIC
2
FAN3
1
1
1
1
I-SATA2
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
LED1
1
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
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Figure 2-3. JF1 Header Pins
1
2
PWR
Power Button
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
3.3 V
Power Fail LED
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
3.3V
PWR LED
15
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JF1
Chapter 2: Installation
Power LED
The Power LED connection is located on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the table below
for pin definitions.
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
15
+3.3V
16
PWR LED
HDD LED
The HDD LED connection is located on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach a cable here to indicate
the status of HDD-related activities, including IDE, SATA activities. Refer to the table below
for pin definitions.
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
13
+3.3V Stby
14
HD LED
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. NIC1 LED
and NIC2 LED are 2-pin NIC LED headers. Attach NIC LED cables to NIC1 and NIC2 LED
indicators to display network activities. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
LAN1/LAN2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
1
Pins
Definition
9/11
+3.3V Stby
10/12
LAN Activity LED
1. PWR LED
2
PWR
Power Button
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
3.3 V
2. HDD LED
3. NIC1 LED
4. NIC2 LED
Power Fail LED
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
4
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
3
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
2
3.3V
PWR LED
1
15
16
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Power Button
The Power Button connection is located on pins1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily contacting both
pins will power on/off the system. This button can also be configured to function as a suspend
button (with a setting in the BIOS - see Chapter 4). To turn off the power in the suspend
mode, press the button for at least 4 seconds. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
1
Signal
2
Ground
Reset Button
The Reset Button connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to a hardware reset
switch on the computer case to reset the system. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
1. PWR Button
1
2. Reset Button
2
1
PWR
Power Button
Ground
2
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
3.3 V
Power Fail LED
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
3.3V
PWR LED
15
16
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Power Fail
The Power Fail LED connection is located on pins 5 and 6. Refer to the table below for pin
definitions.
PWR Fail
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
5
3.3V
6
Power Fail
OH/Fan Fail LED
Connect an LED cable to pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to use the Overheat/Fan Fail and UID LED
connections. The blue LED on pin 7 works as the front panel UID LED indicator. The red
LED on pin 8 provides warnings of overheating, fan failure or power failure. The red LED
takes precedence over the blue LED by default. Refer to the tables below for pin definitions.
UID LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
State
Definition
7
UID LED
Off
Normal
8
OH/Fan Fail LED
On
Overheat
Blinking
Fan Fail
UID LED
Color and Status
Color
Status
Blue: On
Unit Identified
1. Power Fail LED
1
2
PWR
Power Button
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
3.3 V
3
Power Fail LED
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
3.3V
PWR LED
15
16
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2. OH/Fan Fail LED
3. UID LED
1
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VGA
JPL1
2.7Connectors
1
OSC1
C
A
A
C
LAN5
LAN6
Main ATX Power Supply Connector
JPV1
A
LEDT4
C
Intel
Power Connections
i350-AM4
LEDT2
LEDT3
A
The primary power supply connector (JPW1) meets the ATX SSI EPS 24-pin specification.
JPW1 provides alternative power for special enclosure
JPV1 is the 12V DC power connector that
VGA
when the 24-pin ATX power is not in use. JPH1 is a 4-pin HDD power connector that provides
power to onboard HDD devices.
LAN7
LAN8
1
UID
C
W3
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
DIMMB1
PRESS FIT
A
DIMMB2
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
LED2
LEDT1
BMC
AST2400
C
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
W4
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
1
Pin#
1
+5V
JRT3
+5V
11
1
COM
1
12
LED1
JF1
4
JPH1
+12V
1
+3.3V
Required Connection
SRW3
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
JPG1:
VGA
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
LED2
C
1
UID
C
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
A
A
2
LEDT4
LEDT3
C
C
A
A
LEDT2
C
JF1
JSD1
1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
UID
LED
PS
FAIL
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JLANLED1
JGP1
JTGLED2
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
FAN3 JRT3
1
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
NIC
2
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
RST
RST
JPH1
JPH1
PWR
ON
1
3
PWR
ON
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
1
1
1
FAN2
FAN1
1
1
1
1JPI2C1
1
1
I-SATA2
1
JRT3
JF1
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
LED1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
JSMB1
JD1
A2SDi-LN4F
A2SDi-LN4F
JL1
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
I-SATA1
SRW1
1
JRT4
JSD1
JF1
BT1
JPW1
JTPM1
JL1
I-SATA3
BIOS LICENSE
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
1
JMP1
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1
SRW1
Intel Atom SoC
FCBGA1310
CPU
USB4/5
FANA
BT1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
JRT4
BAR CODE
JBT1
3. 4-pin HDD Power
1
DIMMB1
ALWAYS
POPULATE DIMMx1 FIRST
1
USB2/3
JMP1
BIOS LICENSE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
DIMMB2
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
JPME2
1
DIMMA1
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMA2
C
JPW1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
LEDM1
JPV1
JTPM1
Intel Atom SoC
FCBGA1310
CPU
BMC
AST2400
A
LAN1
LAN3
OSC1
LEDT1
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW4
JI2C1
USB4/5
NA
1
1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
2
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
2/3
3
2. 12V DC Power
JPL1
BAR CODE
VGA
COM1
JBT1
4
1. 24-Pin ATX Main PWR
PRESS FIT
A
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
1
1
JPV1
PWR_OK
LAN7
5VSB
LAN8
JTGLED2
10 FAN2 +12V
FAN1
JPI2C1
JPL1:
24
A
DIMMB1
A
COM
+12V
JPH1
JPH1
1
JTGLED1
JLANLED19
+5VJGP1
1
A
3-4
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
Ground
DIMMB2
C
LEDM1
Res
(NC)IN USA8
DESIGNED
FAN3
PWR
ON
RST
C
DIMMA1
23
7
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
+5V
Definition
1
Intel
i350-AM4
DIMMA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
COM
LAN5
LAN6
Pin#
LAN1
LAN3
1-2
5V
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA2
22
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
C
C
A
LAN2
LAN4
Ground
4
+5V
+12V 4-pin Power
Pin Definitions
JRT4
I-SATA1
JF1
6
A
12V
2-3
COM
C
Definition
1
JTPM1
COM
5
+3.3V
Pin#
LEDT4
19
3
OSC1
4
LEDT2
COM
2
1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
18
BMC
20
A2SDi-LN4F
AST2400
REV:1.02 21
JL1
JSD1
COM
+3.3V
LEDT3
BT1
17
1
LEDT1
ATA
Definition
BIOS LICENSE
1
Pin#
ALWAYS POPULATE DIMMx1 FIRST
13
+3.3V
Intel Atom SoC
14
-12V
FCBGA1310
CPU
15
COM
SRW4
16
PS_ON
USB4/5
1
Definition
4-pin HDD Power
Pin Definitions
JPL1
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions
JBT1
W1
BAR CODE
OM1
1
36
1
1
LED1
JF1
Chapter 2: Installation
Headers
Fan Headers
There are four 4-pin fan headers on the motherboard. Pins 1-3 are backward compatible with
traditional 3-pin fans. The onboard fan speeds are controlled by Thermal Management (via
Hardware Monitoring) in the BIOS. When using Thermal Management setting, please use all
3-pin fans or all 4-pin fans.
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
+12V (Red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWM Control
Speaker Header
On the JD1 header, pins 1-4 are for the internal speaker.
Speaker Header
Pin Definitions
LED2
Definition
Pins 1-4
Speaker
1. FAN1
PRESS FIT
A
C
Pin Setting
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
OSC1
A
A
C
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
C
LEDT2
LEDT1
DIMMB1
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB2
C
DIMMA1
LEDM1
A
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
NIC
2
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
RST
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
FAN3
1
1
1
1
5
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
JRT3
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
JPH1
JPH1
1
1
3
2
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
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1
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4. FANA
5. Speaker Header
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
1
2. FAN2
3. FAN3
1
JF1
RT4
General Purpose I/O Header
1
JGP1 is
general
input/ouput
header via Intel SoC. Refer to the table below for pin
JF1 a PWR
PS
HDD NIC purpose
NIC UID
RST PWR
LED LED
1
2 LED FAIL
ON
definitions.
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JTGLED1
JLANLED1
JGP1
FAN3
1
21
1
JGP1 Header
Pin Definitions
1
JRT3
1
9
LED2
10
1
+5V
1
GP2
GPP_E1
6
GP3
1
GPP_F2
7
GP4
GPP_E2
8
GP5
GPP_F3
9
GP6
GPP_F0
10
GP7
GPP_F4
JPL1
1
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
DIMMB1
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB2
C
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
LEDM1
A
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
LEDT4
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
A
A
LEDT2
LEDT1
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
OSC1
C
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
SRW4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
LED1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
1
JRT4
BT1
JTPM1
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JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
JMP1
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1
Intel Atom SoC
FCBGA1310
CPU
USB4/5
FANA
GPP_F1
LED1
1. General Purpose I/O
VGA
1
GPP_E0
JPI2C1
5
COM1
1
Ground
GP1
1
UID
+5V
4
PRESS FIT
A
C
Definition
JTGLED2 2
Ground
3
FAN2
FAN1GP0
1
1
OM
Pin#
JSMB1
JD1
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Chapter 2: Installation
TPM Header
The JTPM1 header is used to connect a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which is available from
a third-party vendor. A TPM is a security device that supports encryption and authentication in
hard drives. It enables the motherboard to deny access if the TPM associated with the hard
drive is not installed in the system. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
Note: Please go to the following link for more information on TPM: http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/other/TPM.pdf
Trusted Platform Module Header
Pin Definitions
LED2
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
LCLK
2
GND
3
LFRAME#
4
No Pin
5
LRESET#
6
+5V (X)
7
LAD3
8
LAD2
9
3.3V
10
LAD1
11
LAD0
12
GND
13
SMB_CLK4 (X)
14
SMB_DAT4 (X)
15
P3V3_STBY
16
SERIRQ
17
GND
18
GND
19
P3V3_STBY
20
LDRQ# (X)
1. TPM Header
PRESS FIT
A
C
Pin#
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
C
A
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
1
1
1
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
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Disk-On-Module Power Connector
The Disk-On-Module (DOM) power connector at JSD1 provides 5V power to a solid-state
DOM storage device connected to one of the SATA ports. Refer to the table below for pin
definitions.
DOM Power
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
5V
2
Ground
3
Ground
Chassis Intrusion
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at JL1 on the motherboard. Attach the appropriate cable
from the chassis to the header to inform you when the chassis is opened.
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions
Pins
Definition
1
Ground
2
Intrusion Input
1. SATA DOM
LED2
C
2. Chassis Intrusion
PRESS FIT
A
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
A
A
C
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
C
LEDT2
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
2
SRW1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
JF1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JTPM1
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PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
JMP1
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FCBGA1310
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USB4/5
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Chapter 2: Installation
Power SMB (I2C) Header
Power System Management Bus (I2C) header at JPI2C1 monitors the power supply, fan and
system temperatures. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
Power SMB Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
Power Fail
4
Ground
5
NC
JLANLED1
JLANLED1 is the activity header for LAN 3 and LAN4.
1. Power SMB Header
LED2
PRESS FIT
A
C
2. LAN3/LAN4 Activity Header
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
A
A
C
C
A
A
Intel
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LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
C
LEDT2
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
2
RST
PWR
ON
1
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
LED1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
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JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
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JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
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SATA Ports
The A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F has four SATA 3.0 ports that are supported by the Intel Atom C3000
SoC.
M.2 Socket
The JMD1 M.2 socket is designed for internal mounting devices. This motherboard deploys
an M Key 2242/80 dedicated for SSD devices with the ultimate performance capability in a
PCI Express 3.0 X4 interface for native PCIe SSD support. The A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F M.2 is
mux with the I-SATA4 port for legacy SATA SSD devices.
Mini PCI-E Slot
JMP1 is a mini PCI-E 3.0 X1 slot that is mux with I-SATA5.
1. I-SATA0
LED2
A
C
2. I-SATA1
PRESS FIT
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
3. I-SATA2
1
OSC1
A
A
C
C
A
A
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
C
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
JBT1
4
SRW1
2
JL1
JSD1
I-SATA1
1
JF1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
3
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
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2
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JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JTPM1
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6. Mini-PCI-E/I-SATA5
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
LEDM1
A
4. I-SATA3
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LAN6
LEDT4
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
C
LEDT2
LEDT1
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
1
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System Management Bus Header
A System Management Bus header for additional slave devices or sensors is located at
JSMB1. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
SMBus Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
LED Activity Headers
JTGLED1 is the activity LED header for LAN5 and LAN6. JTGLED2 is the activity LED header
for LAN7 and LAN8.
1. SMBus Header
LED2
A
C
2. JTGLED1
PRESS FIT
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
OSC1
A
A
C
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
C
LEDT2
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
1
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
FAN3
1
NIC
2
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
2
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
3
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
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LED LED
1
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
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Thermal Diode Headers
JRT3 is the thermal diode 1 header, and JRT4 is the thermal diode 2 header. They are thermal
sensor headers that provide additional system temperature monitoring.
Thermal Diode 1 Header
Pin Definitions
Thermal Diode 2 Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
TD1_P
1
TD2_P
2
TD1_N
2
TD2_N
1. Thermal Diode 1
LED2
A
C
2. Thermal Diode 2
PRESS FIT
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
C
A
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
DIMMB1
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB2
C
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
LEDM1
A
LAN1
LAN3
OSC1
LEDT1
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
FAN3
1
NIC
2
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
PWR HDD NIC
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1
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
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JRT4
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Unit Identifier Switch/UID LED Indicator
A Unit Identifier (UID) switch and an LED Indicator are located on the motherboard. The UID
switch is located at UID, which is next to the VGA port on the back panel. The UID LED
(LED2) is located next to the UID switch. When you press the UID switch, the UID LED will
be turned on. Press the UID switch again to turn off the LED indicator. The UID Indicator
provides easy identification of a system unit that may be in need of service.
Note: UID can also be triggered via IPMI on the motherboard. For more information
on IPMI, please refer to the IPMI User's Guide posted on our website at http://www.
supermicro.com.
UID Switch
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Color
Status
1
Ground
Blue: On
Unit Identified
2
Ground
3
Button In
4
Button In
1
2
LED2
UID LED
Pin Definitions
1. UID Switch
A
C
2. UID LED
PRESS FIT
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
A
A
C
C
A
A
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LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
C
LEDT2
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
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1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
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2
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JGP1 JLANLED1
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JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
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2.8Jumper Settings
How Jumpers Work
To modify the operation of the motherboard, jumpers can be used to choose between optional
settings. Jumpers create shorts between two pins to change the function of the connector. Pin
1 is identified with a square solder pad on the printed circuit board. See the diagram below for
an example of jumping pins 1 and 2. See the motherboard layout page for jumper locations.
Note: On two-pin jumpers, "Closed" means the jumper is on and "Open" means the
jumper is off the pins.
Connector
Pins
3
2
1
3
2
1
Jumper
Setting
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. Remove the cover of the chassis to access the motherboard.
3. Remove the onboard battery from the motherboard.
4. Short the CMOS pads with a metal object such as a small screwdriver for at least four
seconds.
5. Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device).
6. Replace the cover, reconnect the power cord(s), and power on the system.
Note: Clearing CMOS will also clear all passwords.
Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
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VGA Enable/Disable
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable the VGA port using the onboard graphics controller.
The default setting is Enabled.
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
LAN Port Enable/Disable
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 to enable or disable the LAN ports 1 ~ 4. The default
setting is Enabled.
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
LED2
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
1. VGA Enable/Disable
2. LAN Port Enable/Disable
PRESS FIT
A
C
Jumper Setting
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
SRW4
OSC1
A
A
C
C
A
A
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LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
C
LEDT2
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
1
1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
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1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
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JGP1 JLANLED1
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JPH1
JPH1
1
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JD1
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Watch Dog
JWD1 controls the Watch Dog function. Watch Dog is a monitor that can reboot the system
when a software application hangs. Jumping pins 1-2 will cause Watch Dog to reset the
system if an application hangs. Jumping pins 2-3 will generate a non-maskable interrupt
signal for the application that hangs. Watch Dog must also be enabled in BIOS. The default
setting is Reset.
Note: When Watch Dog is enabled, users need to write their own application software
to disable it.
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
BIOS Recovery
Close pins 2-3 of jumper JBR1 for BIOS recovery. The default setting is on pins 1-2 for normal
operation. Refer to the table below for jumper settings.
BIOS Recovery
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Normal
Pins 2-3
BIOS Recovery
1. Watch Dog
LED2
PRESS FIT
A
C
2. BIOS Recovery
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
OSC1
C
A
A
Intel
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LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
C
A
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
2
SRW4
JI2C1
1
1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
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1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
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I-SATA0
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JPH1
1
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SMBus to PCI Slots
Jumpers JI2C1 and JI2C2 allow you to connect the System Management Bus (I2C) to the
PCI-E/PCI slots. Both jumpers must be set to the same setting (JI2C1 controls the clock and
JI2C2 controls the data). The default setting is set to pins 2-3 (Disabled).
SMBus to PCI Slots
Jumper Settings
JI2C1 Setting
JI2C2 Setting
Definition
JI C1: Pins 1-2
JI C2: Pins 1-2
Enabled
JI2C1: Pins 2-3
JI2C2: Pins 2-3
Disabled
2
2
JPTG1
Use this jumper to enable 10Gb LAN support. Refer to the table below for jumper settings.
10Gb LAN Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
1. SMBus to PCI Slots
LED2
A
C
2. 10Gb LAN Enable/Disable
PRESS FIT
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
SRW4
OSC1
A
A
C
A
A
Intel
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LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
LEDT3
C
LEDT2
LEDT1
BMC
AST2400
C
C
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
DIMMB1
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB2
C
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
LEDM1
A
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
2
1
JI2C1
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
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1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
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I-SATA0
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Manufacturing Mode Select
Close JPME2 to bypass SPI flash security and force the system to use the Manufacturing
Mode, which will allow you to flash the system firmware from a host server to modify system
settings. Refer to the table below for jumper settings.
Manufacturing Mode
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Normal (Default)
Pins 2-3
Manufacturing Mode
1. Manufacturing Mode
LED2
PRESS FIT
A
C
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
A
A
C
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
C
C
LEDT2
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
BAR CODE
1
1
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
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JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
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JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
1
1
1
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2.9LED Indicators
LAN1~4 LEDs
Each Ethernet port on the I/O back panel has two LEDs. One LED indicates activity when
flashing while the other LED may be green, amber or off to indicate the speed of the
connection.
LAN1~4 LED
(Connection Speed
Indicator)
LED Color
Definition
Off
10 Mb/s
Green
100 Mb/s
Amber
1 Gb/s
LAN5/6 10G LED
(Connection Speed Indicator)
LED Color
Definition
Off
No Connection
Green
10G
Amber
1G
IPMI LAN LEDs
A dedicated IPMI LAN is also included on the motherboard. The amber LED on the right of
the IPMI LAN port indicates activity, while the green LED on the left indicates the speed of
the connection. Refer to the table below for more information.
LAN 1/LAN 2
IPMI LAN LEDs
IPMI LAN
Link LED
Activity LED
IPMI LAN
(X8ST3-F)
Color
Status
Definition
Off
Off
No
Connection
Solid
Green
Link/Speed
(Left)
100 Mb/s
Blinking Activity
Amber
(Right)
1
Active
2
1. LAN Port LEDs
LED2
PRESS FIT
A
C
2. Dedicated IPMI LAN LED
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
C
A
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
JPG1:
VGA
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
LED1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
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JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
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Onboard Power LED
LED1 is an Onboard Power LED. When this LED is lit, it means power is present on the
motherboard. In suspend mode, this LED will blink on and off. Be sure to turn off the system
and unplug the power cord(s) before removing or installing components.
Onboard Power LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Off
System Off
(power cable not
connected)
Green
System On
BMC Heartbeat LED
LEDM1 is the BMC heartbeat LED. When the LED is blinking green, BMC is functioning
normally. Refer to the table below for the LED status.
Onboard Power LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Blinking
Green
BMC Normal
1. Onboard Power LED
LED2
A
C
2. BMC Heartbeat LED
PRESS FIT
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
C
A
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
A
LEDT2
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
LEDT1
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
VGA
JPG1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
LED1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
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JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
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10G LAN Activity LED
The 10G LAN Activity LED for LAN7 is located at LEDT3, and the 10G LAN LED Activity LED
for LAN8 is located at LEDT1. When the LEDs are blinking, LAN7/LAN8 are active. Refer to
the table below for the colors and definitions.
10G LAN Activity
LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
LEDT3
Blinking Green
LAN7 Active
LEDT1
Blinking Green
LAN8 Active
10G LAN Link Status LED
The 10G LAN Link status LED for LAN7 is located at LEDT2, and the 10G LAN Link status
LED for LAN8 is located at LEDT4. When the LEDs are on, LAN7/LAN8 are working properly.
Refer to the table below for the colors and definitions.
LEDT2
LEDT4
LEDT3
LEDT1
10G Link Status
LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
LEDT2
Solid Green
LAN7 Normal
LEDT4
Solid Green
LAN8 Normal
1
LED2
C
1. 10G LAN Activity and Link LEDs
PRESS FIT
A
1
UID
VGA
JPL1
COM1
1
1
OSC1
C
A
C
A
A
Intel
i350-AM4
LAN5
LAN6
LEDT4
C
A
LEDT2
C
LEDT3
BMC
AST2400
LEDT1
JPV1
LAN7
LAN8
JBR1
SRW3
DIMMB1
C
DIMMB2
LEDM1
A
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
JPTG1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JI2C2 JWD1 JPG1
JI2C1
SRW4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
USB0/1 (3.0)
IPMI LAN
LAN1
LAN3
JPL1:
LAN2
LAN4
JPW1
JI2C1:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C2:
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2:
1-2:NORMAL
2-3:ME
MANUFACTURING MODE
JPG1:
VGA
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPME2
1
BAR CODE
JBT1
USB2/3
1
JMD1
PCI-E 3.0 X4 / I-SATA
SRW1
JF1
JL1
JSD1
1
I-SATA1
REV:1.02
PWR HDD NIC
LED LED
1
FAN3
1
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
1
1
1
JRT3
RST
PWR
ON
JTGLED2
FAN2
FAN1
JPI2C1
LED1
1
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
SUPERDOM
NIC
2
DESIGNED IN USA
JTGLED1
JGP1 JLANLED1
A2SDi-LN4F
JPH1
JPH1
1
JSMB1
JD1
I-SATA3
JRT4
BT1
JMP1
JTPM1
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Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
3.1Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the following procedures to troubleshoot your system. If you have followed all of the
procedures below and still need assistance, refer to the ‘Technical Support Procedures’ and/
or ‘Returning Merchandise for Service’ section(s) in this chapter. Always disconnect the AC
power cord before adding, changing or installing any non hot-swap hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Check that the power LED on the motherboard is on.
2. Make sure that the power connector is connected to your power supply.
3. Make sure that no short circuits exist between the motherboard and chassis.
4. Disconnect all cables from the motherboard, including those for the keyboard and
mouse.
5. Remove all add-on cards.
6. Install a CPU, a heatsink*, and connect the internal speaker and the power LED to the
motherboard. Check all jumper settings as well. (Make sure that the heatsink is fully
seated.)
7. Use the correct type of onboard CMOS battery (CR2032) as recommended by the
manufacturer. To avoid possible explosion, do not install the CMOS battery upside down.
No Power
1. Make sure that no short circuits exist between the motherboard and the chassis.
2. Verify that all jumpers are set to their default positions.
3. Check that the 115V/230V switch on the power supply is properly set.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system.
5. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies
~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
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No Video
1. If the power is on but you have no video, remove all the add-on cards and cables.
2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist. Refer to Appendix A for details on
beep codes.
Note: If you are a system integrator, VAR or OEM, a POST diagnostics card is recommended. For I/O port 80h codes, refer to Appendix B.
System Boot Failure
If the system does not display POST (Power-On-Self-Test) or does not respond after the
power is turned on, check the following:
1. Check for any error beep from the motherboard speaker.
•If there is no error beep, try to turn on the system without DIMM modules installed. If there
is still no error beep, replace the motherboard.
•If
there are error beeps, clear the CMOS settings by unplugging the power cord and
contacting both pads on the CMOS Clear Jumper (JBT1). Refer to chapter 2.
2. Remove all components from the motherboard, especially the DIMM modules. Make
sure that system power is on and that memory error beeps are activated.
3. Turn on the system with only one DIMM module installed. If the system boots, check for
bad DIMM modules or slots by following the Memory Errors Troubleshooting procedure
in this Chapter.
Memory Errors
1. Make sure that the DIMM modules are properly and fully installed.
2. Confirm that you are using the correct memory. Also, it is recommended that you use
the same memory type and speed for all DIMMs in the system. See Section 2.4 for
memory details.
3. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping modules between slots and noting
the results.
4. Check the power supply voltage 115V/230V switch.
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Losing the System's Setup Configuration
1. Make sure that you are using a high quality power supply. A poor quality power supply
may cause the system to lose the CMOS setup information. Refer to Section 1.5 for
details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies
~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
3. If the above steps do not fix the setup configuration problem, contact your vendor for
repairs.
When the System Becomes Unstable
A. If the system becomes unstable during or after OS installation, check the following:
1. CPU/BIOS support: Make sure that your CPU is supported and that you have the latest
BIOS installed in your system.
2. Memory support: Make sure that the memory modules are supported by testing the
modules using memtest86 or a similar utility.
Note: Click on the Tested Memory List link on the motherboard product page to see
a list of supported memory.
3. HDD support: Make sure that all hard disk drives (HDDs) work properly. Replace the
bad HDDs with good ones.
4. System cooling: Check the system cooling to make sure that all heatsink fans and CPU/
system fans, etc., work properly. Check the hardware monitoring settings in the IPMI
to make sure that the CPU and system temperatures are within the normal range. Also
check the front panel Overheat LED and make sure that it is not on.
5. Adequate power supply: Make sure that the power supply provides adequate power to
the system. Make sure that all power connectors are connected. Please refer to our
website for more information on the minimum power requirements.
6. Proper software support: Make sure that the correct drivers are used.
B. If the system becomes unstable before or during OS installation, check the following:
1. Source of installation: Make sure that the devices used for installation are working
properly, including boot devices such as CD/DVD and CD/DVD-ROM.
2. Cable connection: Check to make sure that all cables are connected and working
properly.
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3. Using the minimum configuration for troubleshooting: Remove all unnecessary
components (starting with add-on cards first), and use the minimum configuration (but
with a CPU and a memory module installed) to identify the trouble areas. Refer to the
steps listed in Section A above for proper troubleshooting procedures.
4. Identifying bad components by isolating them: If necessary, remove a component in
question from the chassis, and test it in isolation to make sure that it works properly.
Replace a bad component with a good one.
5. Check and change one component at a time instead of changing several items at the
same time. This will help isolate and identify the problem.
6. To find out if a component is good, swap this component with a new one to see if the
system will work properly. If so, then the old component is bad. You can also install the
component in question in another system. If the new system works, the component is
good and the old system has problems.
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3.2Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also, note that as a
motherboard manufacturer, we do not sell directly to end-users, so it is best to first check with
your distributor or reseller for troubleshooting services. They should know of any possible
problem(s) with the specific system configuration that was sold to you.
1. Please review the ‘Troubleshooting Procedures’ and 'Frequently Asked Questions'
(FAQs) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our website at http://www.
supermicro.com/FAQ/index.php before contacting Technical Support.
2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our website (http://www.supermicro.com/
ResourceApps/BIOS_IPMI_Intel.html).
Note: Not all BIOS can be flashed depending on the modifications to the boot block
code.
3. If you still cannot resolve the problem, include the following information when contacting
us for technical support:
•Motherboard model and PCB revision number
•BIOS release date/version (this can be seen on the initial display when your system first
boots up)
•System configuration
An example of a Technical Support form is posted on our website.
Distributors: For immediate assistance, please have your account number ready when
contacting our technical support department by e-mail.
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3.3Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What type of memory does my motherboard support?
Answer: The A2SDi-TP8F/LN4F motherboard supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 2133MHZ ECC
UDIMM memory. See Section 2.4 for details on installing memory.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
Answer: It is recommended that you do not upgrade your BIOS if you are not experiencing
any problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located on our website at http://
www.supermicro.com/ResourceApps/BIOS_IPMI_Intel.html. Please check our BIOS warning
message and the information on how to update your BIOS on our website. Select your
motherboard model and download the BIOS file to your computer. Also, check the current
BIOS revision to make sure that it is newer than your BIOS before downloading. You can
choose from the zip file and the .exe file. If you choose the zip BIOS file, please unzip the BIOS
file onto a bootable USB device. Run the batch file using the format FLASH.BAT filename.rom
from your bootable USB device to flash the BIOS. Then, your system will automatically reboot.
Question: Why can't I turn off the power using the momentary power on/off switch?
Answer: The instant power off function is controlled in BIOS by the Power Button Mode
setting. When the On/Off feature is enabled, the motherboard will have instant off capabilities
as long as the BIOS has control of the system. When the Standby or Suspend feature is
enabled or when the BIOS is not in control such as during memory count (the first screen
that appears when the system is turned on), the momentary on/off switch must be held for
more than four seconds to shut down the system. This feature is required to implement the
ACPI features on the motherboard.
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3.4Battery Removal and Installation
Battery Removal
To remove the onboard battery, follow the steps below:
1. Power off your system and unplug your power cable.
2. Locate the onboard battery as shown below.
3. Using a tool such as a pen or a small screwdriver, push the battery lock outwards to
unlock it. Once unlocked, the battery will pop out from the holder.
4. Remove the battery.
Proper Battery Disposal
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.
Battery Installation
1. To install an onboard battery, follow steps 1 and 2 above and continue below:
2. Identify the battery's polarity. The positive (+) side should be facing up.
3. Insert the battery into the battery holder and push it down until you hear a click to
ensure that the battery is securely locked.
Important: When replacing a battery, be sure to only replace it with the same type.
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3.5Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required before any
warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your vendor for a Returned
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning to the manufacturer, the RMA
number should be prominently displayed on the outside of the shipping carton and mailed
prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and handling charges will be applied for all orders that
must be mailed when service is complete.
For faster service, RMA authorizations may be requested online (http://www.supermicro.com/
support/rma/).
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred in
shipping or from failure due to the alteration, misuse, abuse or improper maintenance of
products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 4
BIOS
4.1Introduction
This chapter describes the AMIBIOS™ Setup utility for the A2SDi-TP8F motherboard. The
BIOS is stored on a chip and can be easily upgraded using a flash program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added
or deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual
Download area of our website for any changes to BIOS that may not be reflected in
this manual.
Starting the Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, hit the <Delete> key while the system is booting-up. (In
most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the BIOS setup screen. There are a few
cases when other keys are used, such as <F1>, <F2>, etc.) Each main BIOS menu option
is described in this manual.
The Main BIOS screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. “Grayed-out” options cannot be configured. The right frame displays the key
legend. Above the key legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is
selected in the left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it.
(Note that BIOS has default text messages built in. We retain the option to include, omit, or
change any of these text messages.) Settings printed in Bold are the default values.
A " " indicates a submenu. Highlighting such an item and pressing the <Enter> key will
open the list of settings within that submenu.
The BIOS setup utility uses a key-based navigation system called hot keys. Most of these
hot keys (<F1>, <Enter>, <ESC>, <Arrow> keys, etc.) can be used at any time during the
setup navigation process.
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4.2 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 and the following items will be displayed:
System Date/System Time
Use this option to change the system date and time. Highlight System Date or System Time
using the arrow keys. Enter new values using the keyboard. Press the <Tab> key or the arrow
keys to move between fields. The date must be entered in MM/DD/YYYY 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.
The date's default value is the BIOS build date after RTC reset.
Supermicro A2SDi-TP8F/A2SDi-LN4F
BIOS Version
This item displays the version of the BIOS ROM used in the system.
Build Date
This item displays the date when the version of the BIOS ROM used in the system was built.
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Memory Information
Total Memory
This item displays the total size of memory available in the system.
Memory Speed
This item displays the default speed of the memory modules installed in the system.
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4.3 Advanced
Use the arrow keys to select Advanced setup and press <Enter> to access the submenu items:
Warning: Take caution when changing the Advanced settings. An incorrect value, a very high
DRAM frequency or an incorrect BIOS timing setting may cause the system to malfunction.
When this occurs, restore to default manufacturer settings.
Boot Feature
Quiet Boot
Use this feature to select the screen display between POST messages or the OEM logo at
bootup. Select Disabled to display the POST messages. Select Enabled to display the OEM
logo instead of the normal POST messages. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Bootup NumLock State
Use this feature to set the Power-on state for the Numlock key. The options are Off and On.
Wait For "F1" If Error
This feature 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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Power Configuration
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 Disabled and Enabled.
Power Button Function
This feature controls how the system shuts down when the power button is pressed. Select 4
Seconds Override for the user to power off the system after pressing and holding the power
button for 4 seconds or longer. Select Instant Off to instantly power off the system as soon
as the user presses the power button. The options are 4 Seconds Override and Instant Off.
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 power state
before a power loss. The options are Stay Off, Power On, and Last State.
CPU Configuration
The following CPU information will display:
•Displays the CPU model
•Processor ID
•Microcode Revision
•Processor Frequency
•CPU BCLK Frequency
•L1 Cache RAM
•L2 Cache RAM
EIST (GV3)
EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) allows the system to automatically adjust
processor voltage and core frequency to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation.
The options are Disable and Enable.
BIOS Request Frequency
Use this feature to instruct how much frequency will be delivered to the processor. The options
are Disable and Enable.
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Turbo
Select Enable for processor cores to run faster than the frequency specified by the
manufacturer. The options are Disable and Enable.
TM1
Select Enable to activate TM1 support for system thermal monitoring. TM1 allows the CPU to
regulate its power consumption based upon the modulation of the CPU Internal clock when
the CPU temperature reaches a pre-defined overheating threshold. The options are Disable
and Enable.
TM2 Mode
Use this feature to select the throttling mode for TM2. The options are LFM Throttling and
Adaptive Throttling.
Dynamic Self Refresh
Select Enable to support Dynamic Self-Refreshing for the onboard memory controller. The
options are Disable and Enable.
CPU C State
Select Eanbled to enhance the Cx state of the CPU. Reboot the system for this feature to
take effect. The options are Disable and Enable.
*If the feature above is enabled, the following four features are available for
configuration:
Package C State limit
Use this item to set the limit on the C-State package register. The options are No Pkg C-State,
C1, and C3.
Max Core C-State
Use this feature to specify which idle power saving state to enter. The options are C1 and C6.
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
This feature is not available if the EIST and CPU C State features are disabled. Select Enable
to enable Enhanced Halt State support, which will significantly reduce the CPU's power
consumption by minimizing the CPU's clock cycles and voltage use during a Halt State. The
options are Disable and Enable.
Monitor/Mwait
Select Enable to enable the Monitor/Mwait instructions. The Monitor instructions monitors
a region of memory for writes, and MWait instructions instruct the CPU to stop until the
monitored region begins to write. The options are Disable and Enable.
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L1 Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If enabled, the hardware prefetcher will prefetch streams of data and instructions from the main
memory to the L1 cache to improve CPU performance. The options are Enable and Disable.
L2 Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If enabled, the hardware prefetcher will prefetch streams of data and instructions from the main
memory to the L2 cache to improve CPU performance. The options are Enable and Disable.
ACPI 3.0 T-States
Select Enable to support ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) 3.0 T-States to
determine how the processor will report to the operating system during CPU-Throttling states.
The options are Disable and Enable.
*If the feature above is enabled, T-State Throttle is available for configuration:
T-State Throttle
Use this feature to select the On-Die throttling. The options are default, 12.5%, 25.0%, 37.5%,
50.0%, 62.25%, 75.0%, and 87.5%
Max CPUID Value Limit
Use this feature to set the maximum CPU ID value. Enable this feature to boot the legacy
operating systems that cannot support processors with extended CPUID functions. The
options are Enable and Disable (for the Windows OS).
Execute Disable Bit (Available if supported by the OS & the CPU)
Set to Enable for Execute Disable Bit support, 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
damaging the system during a virus attack. The options are Disable and Enable. (Refer to
Intel and Microsoft websites for more information.)
Virtualization Technology
Select Enable to use Intel 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 Disable and Enable.
Extended APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller)
Based on the Intel Hyper-Threading technology, each logical processor (thread) is assigned
256 APIC IDs (APIDs) in 8-bit bandwidth. When this item is set to Enable, the APIC ID will
be expanded from 8 bits to 16 bits to provide 512 APIDs to each thread to enhance CPU
performance. The options are Disable and Enable.
AES-NI
Select Enable to use the Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) New Instructions (NI) to
ensure data security. The options are Disable and Enable.
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Lock PACKAGE_RAPL_LIMIT
Use this feature to unlock the MSR 0x610. The options are Disable and Enable.
PL1 Time Window
Use this feature to define the Running Average Power Limit (RAPL) time window 1 in
miliseconds. The default setting is 45. Use the "+" or "-" keys to define the setting.
PL1 Power Level
Use this feature to define the Running Average Power Limit (RAPL) power limit 1 in Watts.
The default setting is 32. Use the "+" or "-" keys to define the setting.
PL2 Power Level
Use this feature to define the Running Average Power Limit (RAPL) power limit 2 in Watts.
The default setting is 38. Use the "+" or "-" keys to define the setting.
Active Processor Cores
Use this feature to set the number of processor cores that will be activated for each CPU.
Select 0 to activate all processor cores.
Chipset Configuration
Warning: Setting the wrong values in the sections below may cause the system to malfunction.
North Bridge Configuration
The following memory information will be displayed:
•MRC Version
•Total Memory
•Memory Frequency
VT-d
Select Enabled to enable Intel 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 options are
Disabled and Enabled.
VT-d Interrupt remapping
Use this feature to enable Interrupt Remapping support, which detects and controls external
interrupt requests. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Fast Boot
Use this feature to enable or disable fast path through the memory reference code. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Command Address Parity
Use this feature to enable or disable the DDR4 command address parity. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Memory Frequency
Use this feature to set the maximum memory frequency for onboard memory modules. The
options are DDR-1600, DDR-1867, DDR-2133, and DDR-2400.
MMIO Size / BMBOUND Base
Use this feature to select the memory mapped IO size and BMBOUND base setting. The
low for the two settings will always be 4GB. The options are Auto, 1024M / 3072M, and
3072M / 1024M.
TCL performance
Use this feature to enable the CAS Latency (tCL) to increase memory performance. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Memory Preservation
Use this feature to enable or disable memory preservation after a warm reset. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Patrol Scrub Enable
Patrol Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable memory errors
detected in a memory module and send the correction to the requestor (the original source).
When this item is set to Enable, the IO hub will read and write back one cache line every
16K cycles if there is no delay caused by internal processing. By using this method, roughly
64 GB of memory behind the IO hub will be scrubbed every day. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Patrol Scrub Period
Use this feature to select the Patrol Scrub period. The options are 24 hours, 10 hours, 4
hours, and 1 hour.
Demand Scrub Enable
Demand Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable memory errors
found in a memory module. When the CPU or I/O issues a demand-read command, and
the read data from memory turns out to be a correctable error, the error is corrected and
sent to the requestor (the original source). Memory is corrected as well. Select Enable to
use Demand Scrubbing for ECC memory correction. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Write Data Early Enable
Use this feature to enable or disable Write Date Early. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Select Refresh Rate
Use this feature to select the memory refresh rate. The options are 1x/2x and 1x/2x/4x.
CKE Power Down
Clock enable (CKE) Power Down controls the low power down for the memory. The options
are Disabled, Active Power Down, and Precharge Power Down.
Memory Thermal Throttling
Memory thermal throttling is a power management feature that monitors read and write
activities to control power consumption. The options are Auto and Disabled.
*If the feature above is set to Auto, the next two features are available for configuration:
CLTT Mode
Use this feature to select the Closed Loop Thermal Throttling mode. The options are
Normal and Passthru.
MEMTRIP
Use this feature to enable or disable MEMTRIP. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Scrambler
This feature scrambles data in the memory and makes it inaccessible. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Slow Power Down Exit
Use this feature to enable or disable the slow exit after the precharge power down. The
options are Disable dand Enabled.
South
Bridge Configuration
The following South Bridge information will display:
•USB Module Version
•USB Controllers
•USB Devices
Legacy USB Support
Select Enabled to support onboard legacy USB devices. Select Auto to disable legacy support
if there are no legacy USB devices present. Select Disable to have all USB devices available
for EFI applications only. The options are Enabled, Disabled, and Auto.
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XHCI Hand-off
This is a work-around solution for operating systems that do not support XHCI (Extensible
Host Controller Interface) hand-off. The XHCI ownership change should be claimed by the
XHCI driver. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Port 60/64 Emulation
Select Enabled for I/O port 60h/64h emulation support, which in turn, will provide complete
legacy USB keyboard support for the operating systems that do not support legacy USB
devices. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
IQAT Configuration
IQAT
Select Enabled to hide IQAT devices from the operating system. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
Set 64B MRR/MPL
Use this feature to enable or disable the 64-bit MRR/MPL in IQAT. The options are Disabled
and Enabled
SATA
Configuration
mSATA Selection
Two interface options are available, either mSATA or mSATA/Mini PCIe.
SATA0
SATA 0 Enable controller
This item enables or disables the onboard SATA controller supported by the processor. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
SATA 0 LPM (Link Power Management)
When this item is set to Enabled, the SATA AHCI controller manages the power usage of
the SATA link. The controller will put the link in a low power mode during extended periods
of I/O inactivity and will return the link to an active state when I/O activity resumes. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
*If the feature above is enabled, the SATA 0 ALPM feature is available for configuration:
SATA 0 ALPM
Use this feature to disable or enable the Aggressive Link Power Management. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
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I-SATA (M.2)
This following information is displayed:
•Device Information
•Device Size
I-SATA (M.2) Enable/disable port
Use this feature to disable or enable the SATA port number. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
I-SATA (M.2) Spin up
When the value of an edge detect or the value of an image binary (pixel) of a device is
from 0 to 1, select Enabled to allow the PCH to start a COMRESET initialization sequence
on this device. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SATA1
SATA 1 Enable controller
This item enables or disables the onboard SATA controller supported by the Intel PCH chip.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SATA 1 LPM (Link Power Management)
When this item is set to Enabled, the SATA AHCI controller manages the power usage of
the SATA link. The controller will put the link in a low power mode during extended periods
of I/O inactivity and will return the link to an active state when I/O activity resumes. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
*If the feature above is enabled, the SATA 1 ALPM feature is available for configuration:
SATA 1 ALPM
Use this feature to disable or enable the Aggressive Link Power Management. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
SATA 1 SGPIO/LED
Use this feature to select the SATA LED or SGPIO LED. The options are SGPIO and SATA
LED.
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I-SATA0 ~ I-SATA3, mSATA
This following information is displayed for each SATA drive entry:
•Device Information
•Device Size
Enable/disable port
Use this feature to disable or enable the SATA port number. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Spin up
When the value of an edge detect or the value of an image binary (pixel) of a device is
from 0 to 1, select Enabled to allow the PCH to start a COMRESET initialization sequence
on this device. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Intel
Server Platform Services
This feature displays the following ME information:
•General ME Configuration
•Operational Firmware Version
•ME Firmware Type
•Backup Firmware Version
•Recovery Firmware Version
•ME Firmware Features
•ME Firmware Status #1
•ME Firmware Status #2
•Current State
•Error Code
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PCIe/PCI/PnP
Configuration
The following PCI information will be displayed:
•PCI Bus Driver Version
•PCI Devices Common Settings:
Above 4G Decoding (Available if the system supports 64-bit PCI decoding)
Select Enabled to decode a PCI device that supports 64-bit in the space above 4G Address.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SR-IOV Support (Available if the system supports Single-Root Virtualization)
Select Enabled for Single-Root IO Virtualization support. SR-IOV is an extension of the PCI
Express interface and consists of two functions: physical functions (PF) and virtual functions
(VF). PF is the primary function and is used to control and configure PCI Express devices,
whereas VF is the lightweight function that offers limited configuration. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Maximum Payload
Select Auto for the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum payload value for a PCI-E
device to enhance system performance. The options are Auto, 128 Bytes, 256 Bytes, 512
Bytes, 1024 Bytes, 2048 Bytes, and 4096 Bytes.
Maximum Read Request
Select Auto for the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum size for a read request
for a PCI-E device to enhance system performance. The options are Auto, 128 Bytes, 256
Bytes, 512 Bytes, 1024 Bytes, 2048 Bytes, and 4096 Bytes.
ASPM Support
Use this feature to set the Active State Power Management (ASPM) level for a PCI-E device.
Select Auto for the system BIOS to automatically set the ASPM level based on the system
configuration. Select Disabled to disable ASPM support. The options are Disabled, Auto,
and Force L0s.
Warning: Enabling ASPM support may cause some PCI-E devices to fail!
ARI Forwarding
When this feature is enable, the Downstream port disables its traditional device number to 0
when turning Type1 Configuration Request into a Type0 Configuration Request. The default
is Disabled.
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X4 OPROM
Use this feature to select the firmware type for the add-on card for this slot. The options are
Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
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M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4 OPROM
Use this feature to select the firmware type for the add-on card for this slot. The options are
Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
Mini PCI-E OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to load for the add-on card for this slot. The
options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
Onboard LAN OPROM Type
Use this feature to select the Onboard LAN Option ROM type. The options are Disabled,
Legacy, and EFI.
Onboard Video OPROM
Use this feature to select the Onboard Video Option ROM type. The options are Disabled,
Legacy, and EFI.
VGA Priority
Use this feature to select the type of video display. The options are Onboard and Offboard.
Network Stack
Select Enabled to enable PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) or UEFI (Unified Extensible
Firmware Interface) for network stack support. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
*If "Network Stack" is enabled, the following four features are available for configuration:
IPv4 PXE Support
Use this feature to enable Ipv4 PXE Boot Support. If this feature is disabled, it will not create
the Ipv4 PXE Boot option. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
IPv6 PXE Support
Use this feature to enable Ipv6 PXE Boot Support. If this feature is disabled, it will not create
the Ipv6 PXE Boot option. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
PXE boot wait time
Use this feature to select the wait time to press the ESC key to abort the PXE boot. The
default is 0.
Media detect count
Use this feature to select the wait time in seconds to detect LAN media. The default is 1.
Super
IO Configuration
Super IO Chip AST2400
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Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port 1
Select Enabled to enable the onboard serial port specified by the user. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Device Settings
This item displays the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address of a serial
port specified by the user.
Note: This feature is hidden when Serial Port 1 is set to Disabled.
Serial Port 1 Change Settings
This feature specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address of Serial
Port 1. Select Auto for the BIOS to automatically assign the base I/O and IRQ address to
a serial port specified. The options are Auto, (IO=3F8h; IRQ=4), (IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12), (IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12); (IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 9, 10, 11, 12), and (IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12).
Serial
Port Console Redirection
COM1
COM 1 Console Redirection
Select Enabled to enable COM Port 1 for Console Redirection, which will allow a client
machine to be connected to a host machine at a remote site for networking. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
*If the feature above is set to Enabled, the following features will become available for
configuration:
COM1 Console Redirection Settings
COM1 Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal emulation type for Console
Redirection. Select VT100 to use the ASCII Character set. Select VT100+ to add color
and function key support. Select ANSI to use the Extended ASCII Character Set. Select
VT-UTF8 to use UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters into one or more bytes. The
options are VT100, VT100+, VT-UTF8, and ANSI.
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COM1 Bits per second
Use this feature to set the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console Redirection.
Make sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the client computer. A
lower transmission speed may be required for long and busy lines. The options are 9600,
19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200 (bits per second).
COM1 Data Bits
Use this feature to set the data transmission size for Console Redirection. The options are
7 (Bits) and 8 (Bits).
COM1 Parity
A parity bit can be sent along with regular data bits to detect data transmission errors. Select
Even if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits is even. Select Odd if
the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits is odd. Select None if you do
not want to send a parity bit with your data bits in transmission. Select Mark to add a mark
as a parity bit to be sent along with the data bits. Select Space to add a Space as a parity
bit to be sent with your data bits. The options are None, Even, Odd, Mark, and Space.
COM1 Stop Bits
A stop bit indicates the end of a serial data packet. Select 1 Stop Bit for standard serial
data communication. Select 2 Stop Bits if slower devices are used. The options are 1 and 2.
COM1 Flow Control
Use this feature to set the flow control for Console Redirection to prevent data loss caused
by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when the receiving buffer
is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending data when the receiving buffer is empty. The
options are None and Hardware RTS/CTS.
COM1 VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100 terminals.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
COM1 Recorder Mode
Select Enabled to capture the data displayed on a terminal and send it as text messages
to a remote server. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
COM1 Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
COM1 Putty KeyPad
This feature selects Function Keys and KeyPad settings for Putty, which is a terminal
emulator designed for the Windows OS. The options are VT100, LINUX, XTERMR6, SCO,
ESCN, and VT400.
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SOL Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use the SOL port for Console Redirection. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
*If the feature above is enabled, the following features are available for configuration:
SOL Console Redirection Settings
Use this feature to specify how the host computer will exchange data with the client
computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
SOL
SOL Terminal Type
Use this feature to select the target terminal emulation type for Console Redirection.
Select VT100 to use the ASCII Character set. Select VT100+ to add color and function
key support. Select ANSI to use the Extended ASCII Character Set. Select VT-UTF8 to
use UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters into one or more bytes. The options are
VT100, VT100+, VT-UTF8, and ANSI.
SOL Bits per second
Use this feature to set the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console Redirection.
Make sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the client computer. A
lower transmission speed may be required for long and busy lines. The options are 9600,
19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200 (bits per second).
SOL Data Bits
Use this feature to set the data transmission size for Console Redirection. The options are
7 (Bits) and 8 (Bits).
SOL Parity
A parity bit can be sent along with regular data bits to detect data transmission errors.
Select Even if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits is even. Select
Odd if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits is odd. Select None if you
do not want to send a parity bit with your data bits in transmission. Select Mark to add a
mark as a parity bit to be sent along with the data bits. Select Space to add a Space as a
parity bit to be sent with your data bits. The options are None, Even, Odd, Mark and Space.
SOL Stop Bits
A stop bit indicates the end of a serial data packet. Select 1 Stop Bit for standard serial
data communication. Select 2 Stop Bits if slower devices are used. The options are 1 and 2.
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SOL Flow Control
Use this feature to set the flow control for Console Redirection to prevent data loss caused
by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when the receiving buffer
is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending data when the receiving buffer is empty. The
options are None and Hardware RTS/CTS.
SOL VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100 terminals.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SOL Recorder Mode
Select Enabled to capture the data displayed on a terminal and send it as text messages
to a remote server. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SOL Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
SOL Putty KeyPad
This feature selects Function Keys and KeyPad settings for Putty, which is a terminal
emulator designed for the Windows OS. The options are VT100, LINUX, XTERMR6, SCO,
ESCN, and VT400.
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/Windows Emergency
Management Services (EMS)
The submenu allows the user to configure Console Redirection settings to support Out-ofBand Serial Port management.
EMS (Emergency Management Services) Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use a COM port selected by the user for EMS Console Redirection. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
*If the feature above is set to Enabled, the following features are available for
configuration:
EMS Console Redirection Settings
This feature allows the user to specify how the host computer will exchange data with the
client computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
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Out-of-Band Mgmt Port
The feature selects a serial port in a client server to be used by the Microsoft Windows
Emergency Management Services (EMS) to communicate with a remote host server. The
options are COM1 and SOL.
Terminal Type
Use this feature to select the target terminal emulation type for Console Redirection.
Select VT100 to use the ASCII character set. Select VT100+ to add color and function
key support. Select ANSI to use the extended ASCII character set. Select VT-UTF8 to use
UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters into one or more bytes. The options are VT100,
VT100+, VT-UTF8, and ANSI.
Bits per second
This feature sets the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console Redirection.
Make sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the client computer. A
lower transmission speed may be required for long and busy lines. The options are 9600,
19200, 57600, and 115200 (bits per second).
Flow Control
Use this feature to set the flow control for Console Redirection to prevent data loss caused
by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when the receiving buffer
is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending data when the receiving buffer is empty. The
options are None, Hardware RTS/CTS, and Software Xon/Xoff.
Data Bits
Parity
Stop Bits
ACPI
Settings
Use this feature to configure Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) power
management settings for your system.
WHEA Support
Select Enabled to support the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) platform and
provide a common infrastructure for the system to handle hardware errors within the Windows
OS environment to reduce system crashes and to enhance system recovery and health
monitoring. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Trusted
Computing
*The features in the Trusted Computing section are displayed if a TPM 2.0 module is
detected:
TPM20 Device Found
Vendor: IFX
Firmware Version: 5.51
Configuration
Security Device Support
If this feature and the TPM jumper on the motherboard are both set to Enabled, onboard
security devices will be enabled for TPM support to enhance data integrity and network
security. Please reboot the system for a change on this setting to take effect. The options
are Disable and Enable.
The following TPM information will be displayed:
•Active PCR banks
•Available PCR banks
*If the feature "Security Device Support" is enabled, the following features are available
for configuration:
SHA-1 PCR Bank
Use this item to disable or enable the SHA-1 Platform Configuration Register (PCR) bank for
the installed TPM device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SHA256 PCR Bank
Use this item to disable or enable the SHA256 Platform Configuration Register (PCR) bank
for the installed TPM device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Pending operation
Use this item to schedule a TPM-related operation to be performed by a security device for
system data integrity. Your system will reboot to carry out a pending TPM operation. The
options are None and TPM Clear.
Platform Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable platform hierarchy for platform protection. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
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Storage Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable storage hierarchy for cryptographic protection. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Endorsement Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable endorsement hierarchy for privacy control. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
TPM2.0 UEFI Spec Version
Use this feature to specify the TPM UEFI spec version. TCG 1.2 has support for Windows®
2012, Windows 8, and Windows 10. TCG 2 has support for Windows 10 or later. The options
are TCG_1_2 and TCG_2.
Physical Presence Spec Version
Use this feature to select the PPI spec version. The options are 1.2 and 1.3.
Device Select
Use this feature to select the TPM version. TPM 1.2 will restrict support to TPM 1.2 devices.
TPM 2.0 will restrict support for TPM 2.0 devices. Select Auto to enable support for both
versions. The default setting is Auto.
iSCSI Configuration
iSCSI Initiator Name
This feature allows the user to enter the unique name of the iSCSI Initiator in IQN format.
Once the name of the iSCSI Initiator is entered into the system, configure the proper settings
for the following items.
Add an Attempt
Delete Attempts
Change Attempt Order
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Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
I350 Gigabit Network Connection - OC:C4:7A:F8:1E:4A
I350 Gigabit Network Connection - OC:C4:7A:F8:1E:4B
I350 Gigabit Network Connection - OC:C4:7A:F8:1E:4C
I350 Gigabit Network Connection - OC:C4:7A:F8:1E:4D
Ethernet Connection X553/X557-AT 10GBASE-T - 00:A0...
Ethernet Connection X553/X557-AT 10GBASE-T - 00:12...
Ethernet Connection X553 10GbE SFP+ - 00:A0:C9:00...
Ethernet Connection X553 10GbE SFP+ - 34:12:78:56...
These items display the following information :
NIC Configuration
Link Speed
Use this feature to change the link speed and duplex for the current port. The options are
Auto Negotiated, 10Mbps Half, 10Mbps Full, 100Mbps Half, and 100Mbps full.
Wake On LAN
Select enabled to wake the system with a magic packet. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Blink LEDs
This feature allows the user to specify the duration for LEDs to blink. The range is from 0 ~
15 seconds. The default setting is 0.
This section displays the following port information:
•UEFI Driver
•Adapter PBA
•Device Name
•Chip Type
•PCI Device ID
•PCI Address
•Link Status
•MAC Address
•Virtual MAC Address
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4.4 Event Logs
Use this menu to configure Event Log settings.
Change SMBIOS Event Log Settings
Enabling/Disabling Options
PCIe ELog Support
Use this feature to enable or disable PCIe error logging suport. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
Memory ELog Support
Use this feature to enable or disable memory error logging suport. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
SMBIOS Event Log
Change this item to enable or disable all features of the SMBIOS Event Logging during system
boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log
Select Enabled to erase all error events in the SMBIOS (System Management BIOS) log
before an event logging is initialized at bootup. The options are No, Yes, Next reset, and
Yes, Every reset.
When Log is Full
Select Erase Immediately to immediately erase all errors in the SMBIOS event log when the
event log is full. Select Do Nothing for the system to do nothing when the SMBIOS event log
is full. The options are Do Nothing and Erase Immediately.
SMBIOS Event Log Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event
Select Enabled to log system boot events. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
MECI (Multiple Event Count Increment)
Enter the increment value for the multiple event counter. Enter a number between 1 to 255.
The default setting is 1.
METW (Multiple Event Count Time Window)
This item is used to determine how long (in minutes) should the multiple event counter wait
before generating a new event log. Enter a number between 0 to 99. The default setting is 60.
Note: Please reboot the system for the changes to take effect.
View SMBIOS Event Log
This item allows the user to view the event in the SMBIOS event log. The following categories
are displayed:
DATE/TIME/ERROR CODE/SEVERITY
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4.5 IPMI
Use this feature to configure Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) settings.
BMC Firmware Revision
This item indicates the IPMI firmware revision used in your system.
IPMI STATUS
This item indicates the status of the IPMI firmware installed in your system.
System Event Log
Enabling/Disabling Options
SEL Components
Select Enabled for all system event logging at bootup. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Erasing Settings
Erase SEL
Select Yes, On next reset to erase all system event logs upon next system reboot. Select
Yes, On every reset to erase all system event logs upon each system reboot. Select No
to keep all system event logs after each system reboot. The options are No, Yes, On next
reset, and Yes, On every reset.
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When SEL is Full
This feature allows the user to determine what the BIOS should do when the system event
log is full. Select Erase Immediately to erase all events in the log when the system event
log is full. The options are Do Nothing and Erase Immediately.
Note: After making changes on a setting, be sure to reboot the system for the changes
to take effect.
BMC Network Configuration
The following items will be displayed:
IPMI LAN Selection
This feature displays the IPMI LAN setting. The default setting is Failover.
IPMI Network Link Status
This feature displays the IPMI Network Link status. The default setting is Dedicated LAN.
Update IPMI LAN Configuration
Select Yes for the BIOS to implement all IP/MAC address changes at the next system boot.
The options are No and Yes.
*If the feature above is set to Yes, the Configuration Address Source and VLAN
features are available for configuration:
Configuration Address Source
Use this feature to select the source of the IP address for this computer. If Static is selected,
you will need to know the IP address of this computer and enter it to the system manually in
the field. If DHCP is selected, the BIOS will search for a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol) server in the network that is attached to and request the next available IP address
for this computer. The options are DHCP and Static.
The following items are assigned IP addresses automatically if DHCP is selected, or they
can be configured manually if Static is selected.
Station IP Address
This feature displays the Station IP address for this computer. This should be in decimal
and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253).
Subnet Mask
This feature displays the sub-network that this computer belongs to. The value of each
three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
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Station MAC Address
This feature displays the Station MAC address for this computer. Mac addresses are 6
two-digit hexadecimal numbers.
Gateway IP Address
This feature displays the Gateway IP address for this computer. This should be in decimal
and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253).
VLAN
This feature is configurable if the Update IPMI LAN Configuration feature is set to Yes.
Use this feature to enable or disable the IPMI VLAN function. The options are Disable
and Enable.
*If the feature above is enabled, the VLAN feature below is available for configuration:
VLAN ID
Use this feature to select a value for VLAN ID.
IPMI Function Support
Use this feature to enable IPMI support. The options are Enabled and Disabled. When
disabled, the system powers on quicker by removing BIOS support for extended IPMI
features. The Disable option is for applications that require faster power on time wthout
using Supermicro Update Manager (SUM) or extended IPMI features. The BMC network
configuration in the BIOS setup is also invalid when IPMI Function Support is disabled.
The general BMC function and motherboard health monitor such as fan control are still
functioning even when this option is disabled.
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4.6Security
Use this menu to configure the security settings for the system.
Password Check
Select Setup for the system to check for a password at Setup. Select Always for the system
to check for a password at bootup or upon entering the BIOS Setup utility. The options are
Setup and Always.
Administrator Password
Use this feature to set the administrator password which is required to enter the BIOS setup
utility. The length of the password should be from 3 characters to 20 characters long.
*The feature below is displayed if an Administrator Password is set:
User Password
Use this feature to set a user password.
Secure Boot
Platform Mode - Setup
Secure Boot - Not Active
Vendor Keys - Not Active
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Enable Secure Boot
Select Enable for secure boot support to ensure system security at bootup. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Secure Boot Mode
This feature allows the user to select the desired secure boot mode for the system. The
options are Standard and Custom.
*If Secure Boot Mode is set to Customized, Key Management features are available
for configuration:
CSM Support
This feature is for manufacturing debugging purposes.
Reset to Setup Mode
Select Yes to delete all Secure Boot key databases and force the system to Setup Mode.
The options are Yes and No.
Restore Factory Keys
Select Yes to restore all factory keys to the default settings. The options are Yes and No.
Key Management
This submenu allows the user to configure the following Key Management settings.
Provision Factory Defaults
Select Enabled to install the default Secure Boot keys set by the manufacturer. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Restore Factory Keys
Select Yes to restore all factory keys to the default settings. The options are Yes and No.
Enroll Efi Image
This feature allows the image to run in Secure Boot mode.
Save All Secure Boot Variables
This feature allows the user to decide if all secure boot variables should be saved.
Platform Key (PK)
This feature allows the user to configure the settings of the platform keys.
Set New
Select Yes to load the new platform keys (PK) from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No
to load the platform keys from a file. The options are Yes and No.
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Key Exchange Keys (KEK)
Set New
Select Yes to load the KEK from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the KEK
from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append
Select Yes to add the KEK from the manufacturer's defaults list to the existing KEK. Select
No to load the KEK from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Authorized Signatures
Set New
Select Yes to load the database from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the
DB from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append
Select Yes to add the database from the manufacturer's defaults to the existing DB. Select
No to load the DB from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Forbidden Signatures
Set New
Select Yes to load the DBX from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the DBX
from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append
Select Yes to add the DBX from the manufacturer's defaults to the existing DBX. Select
No to load the DBX from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Authorized TimeStamps
Set New
Select Yes to load the DBT from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the DBT
from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append
Select Yes to add the DBT from the manufacturer's defaults list to the existing DBT. Select
No to load the DBT from a file. The options are Yes and No.
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OsRecovery Signatures
Set New
Select Yes to load the DBR from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the DBR
from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append
Select Yes to add the DBR from the manufacturer's defaults list to the existing one. Select
No to load the DBR from a file. The options are Yes and No.
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4.7Boot
Use this menu to configure Boot Settings:
Fixed BOOT ORDER Priorities
This option prioritizes the order of bootable devices that the system to boot from. Press
<Enter> on each entry from top to bottom to select devices.
•UEFI Boot Option #1
•UEFI Boot Option #2
•UEFI Boot Option #3
•UEFI Boot Option #4
•UEFI Boot Option #5
•UEFI Boot Option #6
•UEFI Boot Option #7
•UEFI Boot Option #8
•UEFI Boot Option #9
UEFI Application Boot Priorities
•Boot Option # - This feature sets the system boot order of detected devices. The options
are [the list of detected boot device(s)] and Disabled.
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UEFI NETWORK Drive BBS Priorities
•Boot Option # - This feature sets the system boot order of detected devices. The options
are [the list of detected boot device(s)] and Disabled.
Delete Boot Option
Use this item to select a boot device to delete from the boot priority list.
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4.8 Save & Exit
Select the Save & Exit tab from the BIOS setup screen to configure the settings below.
Save Options
Save Changes and Reset
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to save all
changes made and reset the system.
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>.
Save Changes
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to save all
changes made. This will not reset (reboot) the system.
Discard Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the AMI BIOS
Utility Program.
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Default Options
Restore Optimized Defaults
To set this feature, select Restore Optimized Defaults and press <Enter>. These are factory
settings designed for maximum system performance but not for maximum stability.
Save as User Defaults
To set this feature, select Save as User Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. This
enables the user to save any changes to the BIOS setup for future use.
Restore User Defaults
To set this feature, select Restore User Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. Use
this feature to retrieve user-defined settings that were saved previously.
Boot Override
This feature allows the user to override the Boot Option Priorities sequence in the Boot menu
and immediately boot the system with another device specified by the user. This is a onetime override.
UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell
UEFI: PXE IP4 Intel® I350 Gigabit Network Connection
UEFI: PXE IP4 Intel® I350 Gigabit Network Connection
UEFI: PXE IP4 Intel® I350 Gigabit Network Connection
UEFI: PXE IP4 Intel® I350 Gigabit Network Connection
UEFI: PXE IP4 Intel® Ethernet Connection X553/X557-AT 10G...
UEFI: PXE IP4 Intel® Ethernet Connection X553/X557-AT 10G...
UEFI: PXE IP4 Intel® Ethernet Connection X553 10 GbE SFP+
UEFI: PXE IP4 Intel® Ethernet Connection X553 10 GbE SFP+
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Appendix A
BIOS Codes
A.1BIOS Error POST (Beep) Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time the system
is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue the boot-up
process. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the boot-up procedure. If
a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible beeps. The table
below lists some common errors and their corresponding beep codes encountered by users.
BIOS Beep (POST) Codes
Beep Code
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset (Ready to power up)
5 short, 1 long
Memory error
No memory detected in system
5 short
Display memory read/write error
Video adapter missing or with faulty memory
1 long continuous
System OH
System overheat condition
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A.2Additional BIOS POST Codes
The AMI BIOS supplies additional checkpoint codes, which are documented online at http://
www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/ ("AMI BIOS POST Codes User's Guide").
When BIOS performs the Power On Self Test, it writes checkpoint codes to I/O port 0080h.
If the computer cannot complete the boot process, a diagnostic card can be attached to the
computer to read I/O port 0080h (Supermicro p/n AOC-LPC80-20).
For information on AMI updates, please refer to http://www.ami.com/products/.
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Appendix B
Software Installation
B.1Installing Software Programs
The Supermicro FTP site contains drivers and utilities for your system at ftp://ftp.supermicro.
com. Some of these must be installed, such as the chipset driver.
After accessing the FTP site, go into the CDR_Images directory and locate the ISO file for
your motherboard. Download this file to create a CD/DVD of the drivers and utilities it contains.
(You may also use a utility to extract the ISO file if preferred.)
After creating a CD/DVD with the ISO files, insert the disk into the CD/DVD drive on your
system and the display shown in Figure B-1 should appear.
Another option is to go to the Supermicro website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/.
Find the product page for your motherboard here, where you may download individual drivers
and utilities to your hard drive or a USB flash drive and install from there.
Note: To install the Windows OS, please refer to the instructions posted on our website
at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Figure B-1. Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
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Click the icons showing a hand writing on the paper to view the readme files for each item.
Click a computer icon to the right of an item to install an item (from top to bottom) one at a
time. After installing each item, you must reboot the system before proceeding with the next
item on the list. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents of
the CD.
When making a storage driver diskette by booting into a driver CD, please set the SATA
Configuration to "Compatible Mode" and configure SATA as IDE in the BIOS Setup. After
making the driver diskette, be sure to change the SATA settings back to your original settings.
B.2SuperDoctor® 5
The Supermicro SuperDoctor 5 is a hardware monitoring program that functions in a
command-line or web-based interface in Windows and Linux operating systems. The program
monitors system health information such as CPU temperature, system voltages, system
power consumption, fan speed, and provides alerts via email or Simple Network Management
Protocol (SNMP).
SuperDoctor 5 comes in local and remote management versions and can be used with
Nagios to maximize your system monitoring needs. With SuperDoctor 5 Management Server
(SSM Server), you can remotely control power on/off and reset chassis intrusion for multiple
systems with SuperDoctor 5 or IPMI. SD5 Management Server monitors HTTP, FTP, and
SMTP services to optimize the efficiency of your operation.
Note: The default Username and Password for SuperDoctor 5 is admin / admin.
Figure B-2. SuperDoctor 5 Interface Display Screen (Health Information)
Note: The SuperDoctor 5 program and user’s manual can be downloaded from the
Supermicro website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/sms_sd5.cfm.
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Appendix C
Standardized Warning Statements
The following statements are industry standard warnings, provided to warn the user of
situations which have the potential for bodily injury. Should you have questions or experience
difficulty, contact Supermicro's Technical Support department for assistance. Only certified
technicians should attempt to install or configure components.
Read this section in its entirety before installing or configuring components.
These warnings may also be found on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/about/
policies/safety_information.cfm.
Battery Handling
Warning! There is the danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace
the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions
電池の取り扱い
電池交換が正しく行われなかった場合、破裂の危険性があります。 交換する電池はメーカーが推
奨する型、
または同等のものを使用下さい。使用済電池は製造元の指示に従って処分して下さい。
警告
电池更换不当会有爆炸危险。请只使用同类电池或制造商推荐的功能相当的电池更换原有电
池。请按制造商的说明处理废旧电池。
警告
電池更換不當會有爆炸危險。請使用製造商建議之相同或功能相當的電池更換原有電池。請按
照製造商的說明指示處理廢棄舊電池。
Warnung
Bei Einsetzen einer falschen Batterie besteht Explosionsgefahr. Ersetzen Sie die Batterie nur
durch den gleichen oder vom Hersteller empfohlenen Batterietyp. Entsorgen Sie die benutzten
Batterien nach den Anweisungen des Herstellers.
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Attention
Danger d'explosion si la pile n'est pas remplacée correctement. Ne la remplacer que par une
pile de type semblable ou équivalent, recommandée par le fabricant. Jeter les piles usagées
conformément aux instructions du fabricant.
¡Advertencia!
Existe peligro de explosión si la batería se reemplaza de manera incorrecta. Reemplazar la
batería exclusivamente con el mismo tipo o el equivalente recomendado por el fabricante.
Desechar las baterías gastadas según las instrucciones del fabricante.
!‫אזהרה‬
‫ יש להחליף‬.‫קיימת סכנת פיצוץ של הסוללה במידה והוחלפה בדרך לא תקינה‬
.‫את הסוללה בסוג התואם מחברת יצרן מומלצת‬
.‫סילוק הסוללות המשומשות יש לבצע לפי הוראות היצרן‬
‫هناك خطر من انفجار يف حالة اسحبذال البطارية بطريقة غري صحيحة فعليل‬
‫اسحبذال البطارية‬
‫فقط بنفس النىع أو ما يعادلها مام أوصث به الرشمة املصنعة‬
‫جخلص من البطاريات املسحعملة وفقا لحعليامت الرشمة الصانعة‬
경고!
배터리가 올바르게 교체되지 않으면 폭발의 위험이 있습니다. 기존 배터리와 동일하거나
제조사에서 권장하는 동등한 종류의 배터리로만 교체해야 합니다. 제조사의 안내에 따라
사용된 배터리를 처리하여 주십시오.
Waarschuwing
Er is ontploffingsgevaar indien de batterij verkeerd vervangen wordt. Vervang de batterij
slechts met hetzelfde of een equivalent type die door de fabrikant aanbevolen wordt. Gebruikte
batterijen dienen overeenkomstig fabrieksvoorschriften afgevoerd te worden.
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Product Disposal
Warning! Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national
laws and regulations.
製品の廃棄
この製品を廃棄処分する場合、国の関係する全ての法律・条例に従い処理する必要があります。
警告
本产品的废弃处理应根据所有国家的法律和规章进行。
警告
本產品的廢棄處理應根據所有國家的法律和規章進行。
Warnung
Die Entsorgung dieses Produkts sollte gemäß allen Bestimmungen und Gesetzen des Landes
erfolgen.
¡Advertencia!
Al deshacerse por completo de este producto debe seguir todas las leyes y reglamentos
nacionales.
Attention
La mise au rebut ou le recyclage de ce produit sont généralement soumis à des lois et/ou
directives de respect de l'environnement. Renseignez-vous auprès de l'organisme compétent.
‫סילוק המוצר‬
!‫אזהרה‬
.‫סילוק סופי של מוצר זה חייב להיות בהתאם להנחיות וחוקי המדינה‬
‫عند التخلص النهايئ من هذا املنتج ينبغي التعامل معه وفقا لجميع القىانني واللىائح الىطنية‬
경고!
이 제품은 해당 국가의 관련 법규 및 규정에 따라 폐기되어야 합니다.
Waarschuwing
De uiteindelijke verwijdering van dit product dient te geschieden in overeenstemming met alle
nationale wetten en reglementen.
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Appendix D
UEFI BIOS Recovery
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 need to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the BIOS
is updating to avoid possible boot failure.
D.1Overview
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) provides a software-based interface
between the operating system and the platform firmware in the pre-boot environment. The
UEFI specification supports an architecture-independent mechanism that will allow the UEFI
OS loader stored in an add-on card to boot the system. The UEFI offers clean, hands-off
management to a computer during system boot.
D.2Recovering the UEFI BIOS Image
A UEFI BIOS flash chip consists of a recovery BIOS block and a main BIOS block (a main
BIOS image). The boot block contains critical BIOS codes, including memory detection and
recovery codes for the user to flash a new BIOS image if the original main BIOS image is
corrupted. When the system power is first turned on, the boot block codes execute first. Once
this process is completed, the main BIOS code will continue with system initialization and the
remaining POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines.
Note 1: Follow the BIOS recovery instructions below for BIOS recovery when the main
BIOS boot crashes.
Note 2: When the BIOS boot block crashes, you will need to follow the procedures
to make a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) request. (For a RMA request,
please see section 3.5 for more information). Also, you may use the Supermicro Update Manager (SUM) Out-of-Band (OOB) (https://www.supermicro.com.tw/products/
nfo/SMS_SUM.cfm) to reflash the BIOS.
D.3Recovering the BIOS Block with a USB Device
This feature allows the user to recover a BIOS image using a USB-attached device without
additional utilities used. A USB flash device such as a USB Flash Drive, or a USB CD/DVD
ROM/RW device can be used for this purpose. However, a USB Hard Disk drive cannot be
used for BIOS recovery at this time.
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The file system supported by UEFI is FAT (including FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32) which is
installed on a bootable or non-bootable USB-attached device. However, the BIOS might need
several minutes to locate the SUPER.ROM file if the media size becomes too large due to
the huge volumes of folders and files stored in the device.
To perform UEFI BIOS recovery using a USB-attached device, follow the instructions below.
1. Using a different machine, copy the "Super.ROM" binary image file into the disc Root "\"
directory of a USB device or a writable CD/DVD.
Note 1: If you cannot locate the "Super.ROM" file in your driver disk, visit our website
at www.supermicro.com to download the BIOS image into a USB flash device and
rename it "Super.ROM" for BIOS recovery use.
Note 2: Before recovering the main BIOS image, confirm that the "Super.ROM" binary image file you download is the same version or an old version intended for your
motherboard.
2. Insert the USB device that contains the new BIOS image ("Super.ROM") into your USB
drive and power on the system
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3. After locating the new BIOS binary image, the system will enter the BIOS Recovery
menu as shown below.
Note: At this point, you may decide if you want to start the BIOS recovery. If you decide
to proceed with BIOS recovery, follow the procedures below.
4. When the screen as shown above displays, use the arrow keys to select the item
"Proceed with flash update" and press the <Enter> key. You will see the BIOS recovery
progress as shown in the screen below.
Note: Do not interrupt the BIOS flashing process until it has completed.
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5. After the BIOS recovery process is completed, press the <Enter> key to reboot the
system.
6. Using a different system, extract the BIOS package into a USB flash drive.
7. Press <Del> continuously during system boot to enter the BIOS setup utility. From the
top of the tool bar, click on Boot and press <Enter> to enter the submenu. From the
submenu list, select Boot Option #1 as shown below. Then, boot Option #1 to [UEFI
AP:UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell]. Press <F4> to save the settings and exit the BIOS setup
utility.
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8. When the UEFI Shell prompt appears, type fs# to change the device directory path. Go
to the directory that contains the BIOS package you extracted earlier from Step 7. Enter
flash.nsh BIOSname.### at the prompt to start the BIOS update process.
Note: Do not interrupt this process until the BIOS flashing is complete.
9. The screen above indicates that the BIOS update process is completed. When you
see the screen above, unplug the AC power cable from the power supply, clear CMOS,
and plug the AC power cable in the power supply again to power on the system.
10. Press <Del> continuously to enter the BIOS setup utility.
11. Press <F3> to load the default settings.
12. After loading the default settings, press <F4> to save the settings and exit the BIOS
setup utility.
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