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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for professional system integrators and PC technicians. It
provides information for the installation and use of the SuperWorkstation 7037A-I.
Installation and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians only.
The SuperWorkstation 7037A-I is a high-end system based on the SC732D4F-903B
tower/4U rackmount chassis and the X9DAi serverboard.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with
the system and describes the main features of the X9DAi serverboard and the
SC732D4F-903B chassis.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to setup the SuperWorkstation 7037A-I
into a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the system. If
your system was ordered without processor and memory components, this chapter
will refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for their installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer here for details on the system interface, which includes the functions and
information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as other LEDs
located throughout the system.
Chapter 4: System Safety
You should thoroughly familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general overview
of safety precautions that should be followed when installing and servicing the
SuperWorkstation 7037A-I.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X9DAi serverboard, including the
locations and functions of connections, headers and jumpers. Refer to this chapter
when adding or removing processors or main memory and when reconfiguring the
serverboard.
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the SC732D4F-903B chassis. You
should follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or
reconfiguring SAS or peripheral drives and when replacing system power supply
units and cooling fans.
Chapter 7: BIOS
The BIOS chapter includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix B: System Specifications
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Notes
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Serverboard Features ..................................................................................... 1-2
Processors ...................................................................................................... 1-2
Memory ........................................................................................................... 1-2
SATA .............................................................................................................. 1-2
PCI Expansion Slots ....................................................................................... 1-2
Onboard Controllers/Ports .............................................................................. 1-2
1-3
Chassis Features ............................................................................................ 1-3
System Power ................................................................................................. 1-3
SAS Subsystem .............................................................................................. 1-3
Front Control Panel ......................................................................................... 1-3
Cooling System ............................................................................................... 1-3
1-4
Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................... 1-5
Chapter 2 Installation
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the System .................................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Accessing the Inside of the System................................................................ 2-2
Chapter 3 System Interface
3-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Button ....................................................................................... 3-1
Power .............................................................................................................. 3-1
3-3
Communications Panel Components .............................................................. 3-1
3-4
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-2
NIC .................................................................................................................. 3-2
HDD................................................................................................................. 3-2
Overheat/Fan Fail ........................................................................................... 3-3
3-4
Drive Carrier LEDs .......................................................................................... 3-3
Chapter 4 System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions .......................................................................... 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions ............................................................................ 4-2
4-3
ESD Precautions ............................................................................................. 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions .................................................................................... 4-4
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Chapter 5 Advanced Serverboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Serverboard ............................................................................... 5-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 5-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 5-2
5-2
Serverboard Installation .................................................................................. 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables .......................................................................................... 5-3
Connecting Data Cables ................................................................................. 5-3
Connecting Power Cables .............................................................................. 5-3
Connecting the Control Panel ......................................................................... 5-3
5-4
I/O Ports .......................................................................................................... 5-4
5-5
Processor and Heatsink Installation................................................................ 5-5
Installing an LGA 2011 Processor................................................................... 5-5
Installing a CPU Heatsink ............................................................................... 5-8
Removing the Heatsink ................................................................................... 5-9
5-6
Installing Memory Modules ........................................................................... 5-10
Installing & Removing DIMMs ....................................................................... 5-10
5-7
Adding PCI Add-On Cards ............................................................................ 5-15
5-8
Serverboard Details ...................................................................................... 5-16
X9DAi Quick Reference ................................................................................ 5-17
5-9
Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-19
5-10
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-25
5-11
Onboard Indicators........................................................................................ 5-28
5-12
SATA Ports .................................................................................................... 5-28
5-13
Installing Software ......................................................................................... 5-29
SuperDoctor III .............................................................................................. 5-30
Chapter 6 Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices .................................................................................. 6-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 6-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 6-1
6-2
Accessing the Inside of the System................................................................ 6-2
6-3
Rotating the Hard Drive Cage......................................................................... 6-3
6-4
Removing and Installing 3.5" Hard Drives ...................................................... 6-4
6-5
Removing and Installing 2.5" Hard Drives ...................................................... 6-7
6-6
Installing a 3.5" Device ................................................................................... 6-9
6-7
Installing System Fans .................................................................................. 6-10
6-8
Installing the Front Bezel .............................................................................. 6-12
6-9
Power Supply ................................................................................................ 6-13
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Chapter 7 BIOS
7-1
Introduction...................................................................................................... 7-1
Starting BIOS Setup Utility .............................................................................. 7-1
How To Change the Configuration Data ......................................................... 7-1
Starting the Setup Utility ................................................................................. 7-2
7-2
Main Setup ...................................................................................................... 7-2
7-3
Advanced Setup Configurations...................................................................... 7-3
7-4
Event Logs .................................................................................................... 7-20
7-5
Boot ............................................................................................................... 7-22
7-6
Security ......................................................................................................... 7-23
7-7
Save & Exit ................................................................................................... 7-24
4-3
Power Configuration .............................................................................................
4-4
Security Settings ..................................................................................................
Appendix A BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix B System Specifications
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
The 7037A-I is a high-end workstation comprised of two main subsystems: the
SC732D4F-903B tower/4U chassis and the X9DAi dual Intel® Xeon® processor
serverboard. Please refer to our web site for information on operating systems that
have been certified for use with the SuperWorkstation 7037A-I (www.supermicro.
com).
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components have
been included with the SuperWorkstation 7037A-I, as listed below:
•
Two 9-cm PWM "SuperQuiet" chassis fans (FAN-0124L4)
•
Optional:
One rackmount kit [CSE-PT26L-(B)]
Two active CPU heatsinks (SNK-P0050AP4)
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Serverboard Features
At the heart of the SuperWorkstation 7037A-I lies the X9DAi, a dual processor
serverboard based on the Intel® C600 chipset. Below are the main features of the
X9DAi. (See Figure 1-1 for a block diagram of the chipset).
Processors
The X9DAi supports single or dual Intel E5-2600 processors in LGA 2011 sockets.
Please refer to the serverboard description pages on our web site for a complete
listing of supported processors (www.supermicro.com).
Memory
The X9DAi has sixteen DIMM slots that can support up to 512 GB of registered/
unbuffered ECC DDR3-1333/1066/800 LRDIMMs (load-reduced DIMMs). See
Chapter 5 for details.
SATA
A SATA controller is integrated into the chipset to provide a SATA subsystem that
supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 (RAID 5 is not supported with Linux OS). The X9DAi
supports six SATA 3.0 and four SATA 2.0 ports.
PCI Expansion Slots
The X9DAi has three PCI-E 3.0 x16, two PCI-E 3.0 x8 and one PCI-E 3.0 x4 slots.
Onboard Controllers/Ports
The color-coded I/O ports include one COM port, six USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 mouse and
keyboard ports, two Gb Ethernet ports and six HDA (High Definition Audio) ports.
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Chassis Features
The SC732D4F-903B is mid-tower chassis. The following is a general outline of the
main features of the chassis.
System Power
The 7037A-I features a single 900W power supply. This power supply unit has been
designed to operate at a low noise level to make it ideal for use in a workstation
environment.
SAS Subsystem
The SC732D4F-903B chassis was designed to support eight SATA hard drives.
Front Control Panel
The control panel on the SuperWorkstation 7037A-I includes system monitoring
LEDs, a main power button and a system reset button. In addition, two IEEE 1394a
ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, one audio port and one microphone
port are included on the control panel. See Chapter 3 for details.
Cooling System
The SC732D4F-903B chassis has an innovative "Super Quiet" cooling design that
provides sufficient cooling at very low noise level - ideal for a workplace environment. The chassis includes one 12-cm rear exhaust fan and an optional 12-cm
front cooling fan.
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Figure 1-1. Intel C600 Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
QPI
8GT/s
DDR-III
P0
#3 #2 #1
PCI-E X16 G3
PCI-Ex8 G3
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
AOCWIPMI
DMI2
4GB/s
PCI-E X4
PCI-E X1
DMI2
LANE1/2/3/4
LANE7
PCI-E X1
PCI
PCH
3.0 Gb/S
C602
LANE8
SSB-D
6.0 Gb/S
for Port 0/1
USB 2.0
SPI
SATA
#0~#5
SLOT 1
PCI-E X16
LAN
82580
PCI-E x8 G3
PCI-E x16 G3
PCI-E x8
SLOT 4
PCI-Ex16 G3
PCI-E X4 G3
SIO
W83627
MS
KB
COM1
External
1-4
DDR3
800/1066/1333
P1
#3 DMI2
PCI-E X4 G3
#1 #2
P1 LGA 2011-R
8 SNB CORE
PCI-E x8
SLOT 6
DDR-III
QPI
8GT/s
#2-4
#2-3
#2-2
#2-1
PCI-E x16
SLOT 5
P0
8 SNB CORE
SLOT 2
PCI-E X4 in x8
SLOT 3
PCI-E X16
DDR3
800/1066/1333
LGA 2011-R
USB
#0~#7
#1-4
#1-3
#1-2
#1-1
Chapter 1: Introduction
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
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Super Micro Computer, Inc.
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Tel:
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Email:
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support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
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Email:
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Address:
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+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
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Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Chapter 2: Installation
Chapter 2
Installation
2-1
Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your SuperWorkstation 7037A-I
up and running. Following these steps in the order given should enable you to have
the system operational within a minimum amount of time. This quick setup assumes
that your system has come to you with the processor and memory preinstalled. If
your system is not already fully integrated with a serverboard, processor, system
memory etc., please turn to the chapter or section noted in each step for details on
installing specific components.
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Unpacking the System
You should inspect the box the system was shipped in and note if it was damaged
in any way. If the system itself shows damage you should file a damage claim with
the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the SuperWorkstation. It should be situated in
a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated. Avoid areas where heat, electrical
noise and electromagnetic fields are generated. You will also need it placed near
a grounded power outlet. Be sure to read the Rack and Server Precautions in the
next section.
!
•
Warnings and Precautions!
!
Ensure that the caster wheels on the workstation are locked.
•
Review the electrical and general safety precautions in Chapter 4.
•
Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the workstation
from power surges, voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case
of a power failure.
•
Allow the power supply units and hot-swap SATA drives to cool before touching them.
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To maintain proper cooling, always keep all chassis panels closed and all SATA
carriers installed when not being serviced.
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Accessing the Inside of the System
You may need to access the system periodically to perform maintenance or install
components such as hard drives. The SC732 features two removable side covers,
allowing easy access to the chassis interior.
Removing the Side Covers
1. Disconnect the chassis from any power souce.
2. Remove the two screws securing the left side cover to the chassis.
3. Slide the left cover toward the rear of the chassis.
4. Lift the left cover from the chassis.
5. Remove the three screws securing the right side cover to the chassis.
6. Slide the right cover toward the rear of the chassis
7. Lift the right cover from the chassis.
Figure 2-1. Removing the Chassis Side Covers
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Chapter 3
System Interface
3-1
Overview
The control panel on the 7037A-I has several LEDs and a power button. There are
also two LEDs on each hard drive carrier. These LEDs keep you constantly informed
of the overall status of the system and the activity and health of specific components.
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Control Panel Button
A single push-button is located on the front of the chassis.
Power
This is the main power button, which is used to apply or turn off the main system
power. Turning off system power with this button removes the main power but keeps
standby power supplied to the system.
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Communications Panel Components
The SC732D4F features a front communication panel allowing easy access to the
chassis communication ports. The chassis models are equipped as follows:
•
Two IEEE 1394a ports
•
Two USB 2.0 ports
•
Two USB 3.0 ports
•
One audio port
•
One microphone port
See diagram on the following page.
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NIC LED
HDD LED
OH LED
Power
Button
Audio
Mic
2x IEEE 1394a
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2x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0
Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the SC732 chassis has three LEDs. These
LEDs provide you with critical information related to different parts of the system.
This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and any corrective
action you may need to take.
NIC
Indicates network activity on the LAN port(s) when flashing.
HDD
Indicates IDE channel activity on the SATA drive, and/or DVD-ROM drive activity
when flashing.
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Overheat/Fan Fail
When this LED flashes, it indicates a chassis fan failure. When on continuously it
indicates an overheat condition, which may be caused by cables obstructing the
airflow in the system or the ambient room temperature being too warm. Check the
routing of the cables and make sure all fans are present and operating normally.
You should also check to make sure that the chassis covers are installed. Finally,
verify that the heatsinks are installed properly (see Chapter 5). This LED will remain
flashing or on as long as the indicated condition exists.
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Drive Carrier LEDs
Note: the LEDs of some drive carriers may not function depending on the number
of drives that are supported by the serverboard and/or backplane.
•
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the hard drive carrier
indicates drive activity. A connection to the drive backplane enables this LED to
blink on and off when that particular drive is being accessed.
•
Red: The backplane activates the red LED to indicate a drive failure. If one of
the hard drives fail, you should be notified by your system management software. Please refer to Chapter 6 for instructions on replacing failed hard drives.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
Chapter 4
System Safety
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Electrical Safety Precautions
!
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself from
harm and the SuperWorkstation 7037A-I from damage:
•
Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well
as the room's emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical
outlet. If an electrical accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from
the system.
•
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
•
Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing or installing main system components, such as the serverboard, memory modules
and the DVD-ROM and floppy drives. When disconnecting power, you should
first power down the system with the operating system. The unit has more than
one power supply cord. Disconnect both power supply cords before servicing
to avoid electrical shock.
•
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is familiar
with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power if necessary.
•
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This
is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock. Use
extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical
components or circuit boards they come into contact with.
•
Do not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as protection from
electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically designed
as electrical insulators.
•
The power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
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Serverboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the onboard
battery is installed upside down, which will reverse its polarities (see Figure 4-1).
This battery must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer (CR2032). Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer's instructions.
•
DVD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with a
DVD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and hazardous
radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the unit in any unconventional way.
•
Mainboard replaceable soldered-in fuses: Self-resetting PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) fuses on the mainboard must be replaced by trained service
technicians only. The new fuse must be the same or equivalent as the one
replaced. Contact technical support for details and support.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
•
Keep the area around the SuperWorkstation 7037A-I clean and free of clutter.
•
The 7037A-I weighs approximately 39 lbs (17.7 kg.) when fully loaded. When
lifting the system, two people at either end should lift slowly with their feet spread
out to distribute the weight. Always keep your back straight and lift with your
legs. Don't use the handles (if installed) to lift the chassis; the handles should
only be used to pull the server out of the rack.
•
Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have been removed away from the system or on a table so that they won't accidentally be
stepped on.
•
While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as neckties and
unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact with electrical circuits or
be pulled into a cooling fan.
•
Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are excellent metal
conductors that can create short circuits and harm you if they come into contact
with printed circuit boards or areas where power is present.
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•
After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up and secure
it to the rack unit with the retention screws after ensuring that all connections
have been made.
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ESD Precautions
!
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is generated by two objects with different electrical
charges coming into contact with each other. An electrical discharge is created to
neutralize this difference, which can damage electronic components and printed
circuit boards. The following measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this
difference before contact is made to protect your equipment from ESD:
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic bags
until ready for use.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
•
Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which may
retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when the system
is operating to assure proper cooling. Out of warranty damage to the system can
occur if this practice is not strictly followed.
Figure 4-1. Installing the Onboard Battery
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!
Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any way; a
damaged battery may release hazardous materials into the environment. Do not
discard a used battery in the garbage or a public landfill. Please comply with the
regulations set up by your local hazardous waste management agency to dispose
of your used battery properly.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5
Advanced Serverboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install the X9DAi serverboard into the
chassis, connect the data and power cables and install add-on cards. All serverboard
jumpers and connections are also described. A layout and quick reference chart
are included in this chapter for your reference. Remember to completely close the
chassis when you have finished working with the serverboard to better cool and
protect the system.
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Handling the Serverboard
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very carefully
(see previous chapter). To prevent the serverboard from bending, keep one hand
under the center of the board to support it when handling. The following measures
are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from electric static discharge.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent Electrostatic Discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid electrical static discharge. When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static
protected.
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Serverboard Installation
This section explains the first step of physically mounting the X9DAi into the
SC743TQ-1200B-SQ chassis. Following the steps in the order given will eliminate
the most common problems encountered in such an installation. To remove the
serverboard, follow the procedure in reverse order.
Installing to the Chassis
1. Access the inside of the system by removing the screws from the back lip of
the top cover of the chassis, then pull the cover off.
2. Make sure that the I/O ports on the serverboard align properly with their
respective holes in the I/O shield at the back of the chassis.
3. Carefully mount the serverboard to the serverboard tray by aligning the board
holes with the raised metal standoffs that are visible in the chassis.
4. Insert screws into all the mounting holes on your serverboard that line up
with the standoffs and tighten until snug (if you screw them in too tight, you
might strip the threads). Metal screws provide an electrical contact to the
serverboard ground to provide a continuous ground for the system.
5. Finish by replacing the top cover of the chassis.
Warning: To avoid damaging the serverboard and its components, do not apply
any force greater than 8 lbs. per square inch when installing a screw into a mounting hole.
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Connecting Cables
Now that the serverboard is installed, the next step is to connect the cables to the
board. These include the data (ribbon) cables for the peripherals and control panel
and the power cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices have been carefully
routed to prevent them from blocking the flow of cooling air that moves through
the system from front to back. If you need to disconnect any of these cables, you
should take care to keep them routed as they were originally after reconnecting
them (make sure the red wires connect to the pin 1 locations). The following data
cables (with their locations noted) should be connected. (See the layout on page
5-9 for connector locations.)
•
SATA drive data cables (I-SATA0 ~ I-SATA5)
•
Control Panel cable (JF1)
•
SGPIO cable (T-SGPIO1, T-SGPIO2)
Important! Make sure the the cables do not come into contact with the fans.
Connecting Power Cables
The X9DAi has a 24-pin primary power supply connector (J22) for connection to
the ATX power supply. In addition, two 8-pin secondary power connectors (JPWR1
and JPWR2) must also be connected to your power supply. See Section 5-9 for
power connector pin definitions.
Connecting the Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various front control panel connectors. See Figure 5-1
for the pin locations of the various front control panel buttons and LED indicators.
All JF1 wires have been bundled into a single ribbon cable to simplify this connection. Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 as marked on the board. The other
end connects to the Control Panel PCB board, located just behind the system status
LEDs on the chassis. See Chapter 5 for details and pin descriptions.
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Figure 5-1. Control Panel Header Pins
20
5-4
19
Ground
NMI
x (Key)
x (Key)
Power On LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset (Button)
Ground
Power (Button)
2
I/O Ports
1
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
Figure 5-2 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-2. I/O Ports
5
4
1
8
11
3
7
10
2
6
9
13
16
12
15
14
1. COM1 Port (Turquoise)
9. MIC In
2. USB 2.0 Port 0
10. Line Out
3. USB 2.0 Port 1
11. Line In
4. USB 2.0 Port 2
12. Gb LAN 1 Port
5. USB 2.0 Port 2
13. CGb LAN 2 Port
6. SPDIF Out
14. USB 3.0 Port 0 (or USB keyboard/mouse)
7. Surround Out
15. USB 3.0 Port 1 (or USB keyboard/mouse)
8. CEN/LFE Out
16. PS/2 Keyboard or Mouse
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Processor and Heatsink Installation
When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct pressure on
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the label area of the fan.
Notes:
Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before adding, re-
•
moving or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install the
processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heatsink.
•
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use an Intel-certified multidirectional heatsink only.
•
Make sure to install the serverboard into the chassis before you install the CPU
heatsinks.
•
When receiving a serverboard without a processor pre-installed, make sure that
the plastic CPU socket cap is in place and none of the socket pins are bent;
otherwise, contact your retailer immediately.
•
Refer to the Supermicro web site for updates on CPU support.
Installing an LGA 2011 Processor
Press down on the lever labeled
'Close 1st'
1. There are two levers on the
LGA2011 socket. First press and
release the load lever labeled
'Open 1st'.
WA
R
2. Press the second load lever
labeled 'Close 1st' to release the
load plate from its locked position.
NI
NG
!
OP
EN
1st
Pull lever away
from the socket
WA
RN
IN
G!
OP
EN
1st
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3. With the lever labeled 'Close 1st'
fully retracted, gently push down
on the 'Open 1st' lever to open the
load plate. Lift the load plate to
WA
R
open it completely.
OP
EN
NI
NG
!
1st
Gently push
down to pop
the load plate
open.
4. Using your thumb and the index
finger, remove the 'WARNING'
plastic cap from the socket.
5. Use your thumb and index finger
to hold the CPU by its edges. Align
the CPU keys, which are semicircle cutouts, against the socket
keys.
WA
R
NI
NG
!
6. Once they are aligned, carefully
lower the CPU straight down into
the socket. (Do not drop the CPU
on the socket. Do not move the
CPU horizontally or vertically and
do not rub the CPU against any
pins of the socket, which may
damage the CPU or the socket.)
Socket Keys
CPU Keys
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Warning: You can only install the CPU to the socket in one direction. Make
sure that the CPU is properly inserted into the socket before closing the
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load plate. If it doesn't close properly, do not force it as it may damage
your CPU. Instead, open the load plate again and double-check that the
CPU is aligned properly.
7. With the CPU in the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU
to make sure that they are flush
with the socket.
Gently close
the load plate.
8. Close the load plate. Lock the
lever labeled 'Close 1st', then lock
the lever labeled 'Open 1st'. Use
your thumb to gently push the
load levers down until the lever
locks.
Push down and lock the
level labeled 'Close 1st'.
OP
EN
1st
Lever Lock
OP
EN
1st
Push down
and lock the
lever labeled
'Open 1st'.
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Installing a CPU Heatsink
Note: heatsinks are optional parts.
1. Do not apply any thermal grease to the heatsink or the CPU die; the required
amount has already been applied.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the CPU so that the four mounting holes are
aligned with those on the serverboard and the heatsink bracket underneath.
3. Screw in two diagonal screws (i.e., the #1 and the #2 screws) until just snug.
(To avoid possible damage to the CPU do not over-tighten the screws.)
4. Finish the installation by fully tightening all four screws.
Top View
Screw#1
Screw#4
Screw#3
Screw#2
Screw#1
Screw#2
Side View
Side View
Screw#3
Bottom View
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Removing the Heatsink
Warning: We do not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be removed.
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However, if you do need to uninstall the heatsink, please follow the instructions below to uninstall the heatsink to prevent damage done to the CPU
or the CPU socket.
1. Unscrew the heatsink screws from the serverboard in the sequence as shown
in the illustration below.
2. Gently wriggle the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do not use excessive
force when wriggling the heatsink!)
3. Once the heatsink is loosened, remove it from the CPU socket.
4. Remove the used thermal grease and clean the surface of the CPU and the
heatsink, Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease on the surface before
reinstalling the heatsink.
Loosen screws
in sequence as
shown.
Screw#2
Screw#1
Screw#3
Serverboard
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Installing Memory Modules
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage.
Press down the release tabs
Installing & Removing DIMMs
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory
slots, starting with P1 DIMM1A. For best performance, please use the memory modules of the same
type and speed in the same bank.See the DIMM
Installation Chart on the following page.
Insert & press a DIMM into
2. Press down the release tabs on the ends of a
memory slot. Insert each DIMM module vertically into the slot
its slot. Pay attention to the notch along the bottom
of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM module
incorrectly.
3. Using both thumbs, gently press down on the DIMM
module until it snaps into place in the slot. Repeat for
all modules.
4. Reverse the steps above to remove the DIMM modules from the serverboard.
Figure 5-3. DIMM Installation
Notch
Notch
To Install: Insert module
vertically and press
down until it snaps into
place. Pay attention to
the alignment notch at
the bottom.
To Remove:
Use your thumbs to
gently push the release
tabs near both ends of
the module. This should
release it from the slot.
Front View
Note: Notch should align
with the receptive key
point on the slot.
Release Tab
Top View of DDR3 Slot
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Memory Support
The X9DAi supports up to 512 GB of registered/unbuffered load reducing ECC
DDR3 1333/1066/833 memory in 16 DIMM slots. For the latest memory updates,
please refer to the product page on the Supermicro website.
Order of Populating DIMM Slots
For memory to work properly, follow the table below for the correct order of populating the DIMM slots. See the serverboad layout page for slot numbering.
Notes: an "X" indicates a slot populated with a memory module.
Populate the "A" DIMM slots first. Any of the slots may be used. Populate the "B"
slots only after all "A" slots have been filled.
Processors and their Corresponding DIMM Slots
CPU#
Corresponding DIMM Modules
CPU 1
P1-A1
P1-B1
P1-C1
P1-D1
P1-A2
P1-B2
P1-C2
P1-D2
CPU 2
P2-E1
P2-F1
P2-G1
P4-H1
P2-E2
P2-F2
P2-G2
P2-H2
Processor and Memory Module Population
Number of
CPUs+DIMMs
CPU and Memory Population Configuration Table
(For memory to work proper, please install DIMMs in pairs.)
1 CPU &
2 DIMMs
CPU1
P1-A1/P1-B1
1 CPU &
4 DIMMs
CPU1
P1-A1/P1-B1, P1-C1/P1-D1
1 CPU &
5~8 DIMMs
CPU1
P1-A1/P1-B1, P1-C1/P1-D1 + Any memory pairs in P1-A2/-B2/-C2/-D2 DIMM slots
2 CPUs &
4 DIMMs
CPU1 + CPU2
P1-A1/P1-B1, P2-E1/P2-F1
2 CPUs &
6 DIMMs
CPU1 + CPU2
P1-A1/P1-B1/ P1-C1, P2-E1/P2-F1/P2-G1
2 CPUs &
8 DIMMs
CPU1 + CPU2
P1-A1/P1-B1/ P1-C1/P1-D1, P2-E1/P2-F1/P2-G1/P2-H1
2 CPUs &
10~16 DIMMs
CPU1/CPU2
P1-A1/P1-B1/ P1-C1/P1-D1/P1-A2, P2-E1/P2-F1/P2-G1/P2-H1+/P2-E2, Any memory
pairs in P1, P2 DIMM slots
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UDIMM Memory Support
Ranks Per
DIMM & Data
Width
Memory Capacity
Per DIMM (Note 1)
Speed (MT/s) and Voltage Validated by
Slot Per Channel (SPC) and DIMM Per
Channel (DPC) (Notes 2, 3, 4)
2 Slots Per Channel
1DPC
2DPC
1.35V
1.5V
1.35V
1.5V
SRx8
Non-ECC
1GB
2GB
4GB
n/a
1066,
1333
n/a
1066,
1333
DRx8
Non-ECC
2GB
4GB
8GB
n/a
1066,
1333
n/a
1066,
1333
SRx16
Non-ECC
512MB
1GB
2GB
n/a
1066,
1333
n/a
1066,
1333
SRx8 ECC
1GB
2GB
4GB
1066,
1333
1066,
1333
1066
1066,
1333
DRx8 ECC
2GB
4GB
8GB
1066,
1333
1066,
1333
1066
1066,
1333
Notes:
1. 1Gb/2Gb/4Gb DRAMs are supported; however, only 2Gb and 4Gb DRAMs are validated.
2. Command Address Timing is 1N for 1DPC and 2N for 2DPC.
3. ES-4600 4S platforms do not support 3DPC UDIMMs.
4. Please refer to the ES-4600 Platform Design Guide for memory population rules.
RDIMM Memory Support
Ranks Per
DIMM & Data
Width
Memory Capacity
Per DIMM (Note 1)
Speed (MT/s) and Voltage Validated by
Slot Per Channel (SPC) and DIMM Per
Channel (DPC) (Notes 2, 3, 4)
2 Slots Per Channel
1DPC
2DPC
1.35V
1.5V
1.35V
1.5V
SRx8
1GB
2GB
4GB
1066,
1333
1066,
1333
1066
1066,
1333
DRx8
2GB
4GB
8GB
1066,
1333
1066,
1333
1066
1066,
1333
SRx4
2GB
4GB
8GB
1066,
1333
1066,
1333
1066
1066,
1333
DRx4
4GB
8GB
16GB
1066,
1333
1066,
1333
1066
1066,
1333
QRx4
8GB
16GB
32GB
800
1066
800
800
QRx8
4GB
8GB
16GB
800
1066
800
800
Notes:
1. 1Gb/2Gb/4Gb DRAMs are supported; however, only 2Gb and 4Gb DRAMs are validated.
2. Command Address Timing is 1N.
3. Please refer to the ES-4600 Platform Design Guide for memory population rules.
4. QR RDIMMs are supported but not validated. Memory testing are limited to system level
testing. Signal integrity testing in interoperability testing are not performed. The passing QR
RDIMMs will be posted on the website.
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LRDIMM Memory Support
Ranks Per
DIMM & Data
Width (Note 1)
Memory Capacity
Per DIMM (Note 2)
Speed (MT/s) and Voltage
Validated by Slot Per
Channel (SPC) and DIMM
Per Channel (DPC) (Notes
3, 4, 5, 6)
2 Slots Per Channel
1DPC/2DPC
1.35V
1.5V
QRx4 (DDP)
(Note 7)
16GB
32GB
1066
1066, 1333
QRx8 (P)
(Note 8)
8GB
16GB
1066
1066, 1333
Notes:
1. Physical Rank is used to calculate DIMM capacity.
2. Command Address Timing is 1N.
3. Only 2Gb/4Gb DRAMs are supported and validated.
4. The speeds listed are estimated only and will be verified through
simulation.
5. Please refer to the ES-4600 Platform Design Guide for memory
population rules.
6. For 3SPC/3DPC-Rank Multiplication (RM) is >=2.
7. DDP is for Dual Die Package DRAM stacking.
8. "P" Means "Planer Monolithic DRAM Die."
Notes and Restrictions
•
For the memory modules to work properly, please install DIMM modules in pairs
(with an even number of DIMMs installed).
•
All channels in a system will run at the fastest common frequency.
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DIMM Population Table
DIMM
Slots per
Channel
DIMMs
Populated
per Channel
DIMM Type (Reg.=
Registered)
Speeds (in MHz)
Ranks per DIMM
(any combination;
SR=Single Rank,
DR=Dual Rank,
QR=Quad Rank)
2
1
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066,1333
SR, DR
2
1
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066,
QR
2
2
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066,1333
SR, DR
2
2
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066
SR, DR, QR
Note 1: Due to OS limitations, some operating systems may not show more than
4 GB of memory.
Note 2: Due to memory allocation to system devices, the amount of memory that
remains available for operational use will be reduced when 4 GB of RAM is used.
The reduction in memory availability is disproportional. (See the following Memory
Availability Table.)
Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical Memory Remaining (with 4 GB of
system memory installed)
Firmware Hub flash memory (System
BIOS)
1 MB
3.99 GB
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99 GB
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99 GB
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99 GB
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76 GB
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51 GB
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed)
-Aligned on 256-MB boundary-
512 MB
3.01 GB
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85 GB
TSEG
1 MB
2.84 GB
Memory available for the OS & other
applications
2.84 GB
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Adding PCI Add-On Cards
The 7037A-I can accommodate standard size add-on cards populated in all slots
on the X9DAi serverboard.
Installing an Add-on Card
1. Begin by removing the PCI slot shield for the slot you wish to populate.
2. Fully seat the card into the card slot, pushing down with your thumbs evenly
on both sides of the card.
3. Finish by using a screw to secure the top of the card shield to the chassis.
The PCI slot shields protect the serverboard and its components from EMI
and aid in proper ventilation, so make sure there is always a shield covering
each unused slot.
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Serverboard Details
Figure 5-4. X9DAi Layout
P2 DIMMG1
JPI2C1
JPWR1
J22
JPWR2
P2 DIMMH1
P1 DIMMA1
P2 DIMMH2
P1 DIMMA2
USB2.0
0/1/2/3
COM1
P2 DIMMG2
FAN1
P1 DIMMB1
FAN6
(CPU1Fan)
CPU2
CPU1
FAN5
PS2KB/MS
LE1
P2 DIMMF2
J18
FP Audio
Header
P2 DIMMF1
FAN2
P1 DIMMD2
FAN4
P2 DIMME2
JPL2
JPL1
GLAN
CTRL
P1 DIMMD1
P2 DIMME1
CPU2 Slot6 PCI-E 3.0 x8 Always Populate DIMMxA First
P1 DIMMC2
Battery
BT1
CPU2 Slot5 PCI-E 3.0 x16
P1 DIMMC1
JPP0
Rev.
USB 3.0
CTRL
CLK Buffer
Intel
JI2C2
J21
1394a
CTRL
CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x16
JIPMI1(SIMBMC Slot)
JIPMB1
JPME1
JBR1
JRK1
JTPM1
STBY1
JSD1
CNF2
JL1
SP1 USB4
TPM/Port80 CNF1 T-SGPIO2T-SGPIO1
Notes:
•
" " indicates the location of "Pin 1".
•
Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
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I-SATA5
JBT1
JOH1
BIOS
C600-A
JWD1
JI2C1JI2C2
S I/O
JP30
JP29
JSPDIF_Out
CPU1 Slot3 PCI-E 3.0 x16
Audio
JSPDIF_In
CTRL
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 in x8
FAN3
X9DAi
1.02
JPP1
CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 x8
CPLD
JF1
JD1
SAS4~7 SAS0~3
USB3.0 2/3
USB3.0
LAN1/2
0/1
FAN7
(CPU2 Fan)
7.1 Audio
P1 DIMMB2
I-SATA3 I-SATA1
JWP1
FANA
USB5/6 I-SATA4 JPI1I-SATA2 I-SATA0
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X9DAi Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
Clear CMOS
See Section 5-10
JP4
SMBus En/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPI1
IEEE1394a En/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1/2
GLAN1/GLAN2 En/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPME1
ME Recovery
Pins 2-3 (Normal)
JPP0
JTAG Scan
Pins 2-3 (CPU 1 only)
JPP1
JTAG Scan
Pins 2-3 (CPU 2 only)
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
JWP1
Write Protect Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Connector
Description
7.1 Audio
8 Channel (7.1) High-Definition Backplane Audio Connector
BT1
Onboard Battery
CNF1/CNF2
IEEE 1394a 1/2 Connectors
COM1
Backplane COM Port1
FAN1~7, FANA
CPU/System Fan Headers (Fan6/Fan7: CPU 1/2 Fans)
I-SATA 0~5
Intel SATA Ports 0~5 (SATA 0/1 = SATA3, SATA2~5 = SATA 2)
J18
Audio Header
J22
ATX 24-Pin Power Connector
JD1
Speaker/Power LED Indicator
JF1
Front Panel Control Header
JI2C1
Power Supply SMBbus I2C Header
JL1
Chassis Intrusion
JIPMI1
SIM_BMC Slot
JIPMB
4-pin External BMC I2C Header (for an IPMI Card)
JPWR1/JPWR2
12V 8-Pin Power Connectors
JRK1
Option ROM Upgrade for the chipset
JSPDIF_In
SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) In Header
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Connector
Description
JSPDIF_Out
SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) Out Header
JTPM1
TPM (Trusted Platform Module)/Port 80
JWF1
SATA DOM (Device On Module) Power Connector
LAN1/2
Gbit Ethernet Ports 1/2
SP1
Onboard Buzzer (Internal Speaker)
STBY1
Standby Power Header
T-SGPIO 1/2
Serial-Link General_Purpose IO Headers
USB 2.0 0/1/2/3
Back Panel USB 2.0 Ports 0/1/2/3
USB 2.0 4, 5/6
Front Panel Accessible USB 2.0 Connections 4, 5/6
USB 3.0 0/1
Back Panel USB 3.0 Ports 0/1
USB 3.0 2/3
Front Panel Accessible USB 3.0 Connections 2/3
LED
Description
LE1
Standby PWR LED
State
Green: On
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SB Power On
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Connector Definitions
Main ATX Power Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW3)
Pin#
Definition
Main ATX Power Supply
Connector
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
The main power supply connector
15
COM
3
COM
(J22) meets the SSI EPS 12V speci-
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
fication. Refer to the table on the right
for the pin definitions of the ATX 24-pin
17
COM
5
COM
18
COM
6
+5V
power connector. You must also con-
19
COM
7
COM
nect the 8-pin power connectors to
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
your power supply (see below).
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
!
Pin #
Definition
Warning: To prevent damage to the power supply or serverboard, please
use a power supply that contains a 24-pin and two 8-pin power connectors. Be sure to connect these to the 24-pin and the two 8-pin power connectors on your serverboard to supply adequate power to your system.
Failure to do so will void the manufacturer warranty on the power supply
and serverboard.
Processor Power Connectors
JPWR1 and JPWR2 must also be
connected to the power supply to provide power for the processors. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Processor Power Connectors
Pin Definitions (JPW1/JPW2)
Pins
Definition
1-4
Ground
5-8
+12V
Required Connection
Power Button
The connection for the power button
is on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. The chassis power button should be connected
here. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
PW_ON
2
Ground
Reset Connector
The reset header is located on pins 3
and 4 of JF1. Attach the reset switch
on the computer chassis to these
pins. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
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Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
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Overheat/Fan Fail LED (OH)
Connect an LED to pins 7 and 8 of
JF1 to provide advanced warning of
chassis overheating or fan failure.
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
Pin#
Definition
State
Definition
7
Vcc
Off
Normal
8
Ground
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
NIC1 (GLAN) LED
NIC1 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The LED connections for the GB LAN
port are on pins 11 and 12 of JF1. Attach an LED cable to display network
activity. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
11
Vcc
12
Ground
HDD LED
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The HDD LED connection is located
on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. This LED
is used to display all IDE and SATA
activity. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
13
Vcc
14
HD Active
Power On LED
The Power On LED connector is loPower LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
cated on pins 15 and 16 of JF1 (use
JLED for a 3-pin connector). This
connection is used to provide LED
indication of power being supplied to
the system. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
15
5V Stby
16
Control
Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
The Chassis Intrusion header is designated JL1. Attach an appropriate
cable from the chassis to inform you
of a chassis intrusion when the chassis is opened
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Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
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Fan Headers
The X9DAi has eight fan headers, all
of which are 4-pin fans. However, pins
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
(FAN1-8)
1-3 of the fan headers are backward
compatible with the traditional 3-pin
fans. See the table on the right for
pin definitions. The onboard fan
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
speeds are controlled by Thermal
2
+12V (Red)
Management (via Hardware Monitor-
3
Tachometer
ing) under the Advanced Section in
the BIOS. The default is disabled.
4
PWM Control
When using Thermal Management
setting, please use all 3-pin fans or
all 4-pin fans.
Internal Buzzer (SP1)
Pin Definition
Pin#
Definitions
Internal Speaker
Pin 1
Pos. (+)
Beep In
The Internal Speaker, located at SP1,
can be used to provide audible indications for various beep codes. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin 2
Neg. (-)
Alarm
Speaker
Power LED/Speaker
PWR LED Connector
Pin Definitions
On JD1 header, pins 1-3 are used for
power LED indication, and pins 4-7
are for the speaker. See the tables
on the right for pin definitions. Please
note that the speaker connector
pins (4-7) are used with an external
speaker. If you wish to use the onboard speaker, you should close pins
6-7 with a jumper.
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Pin Setting
Definition
Pin 1
Anode (+)
Pin2
Cathode (-)
Pin3
NA
Speaker Connector
Pin Settings
Pin Setting
Definition
Pins 4-7
External Speaker
Pins 6-7
Internal Speaker
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TPM Header/Port 80
A Trusted Platform Module/Port 80
header is located at JTPM1 to provide
TPM support and Port 80 connection.
Use this header to enhance system
performance and data security. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
TPM/Port 80 Header
Pin Definitions
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
LCLK
2
GND
3
LFRAME#
4
<(KEY)>
5
LRESET#
6
+5V (X)
7
LAD 3
8
LAD 2
9
+3.3V
10
LAD1
11
LAD0
12
GND
13
SMB_CLK4
14
SMB_DAT4
15
+3V_DUAL
16
SERIRQ
17
GND
18
CLKRUN# (X)
19
LPCPD#
20
LDRQ# (X)
Standby Power
Pin Definitions
Standby Power Header
The Standby Power header is located
at STBY1 on the serverboard. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
PWR SMB
Pin Definitions
Power SMB (I2C) Connector
Power System Management Bus (I2C)
Connector (JI 2C1) monitors power
supply, fan and system temperatures.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
PWR Fail
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
IPMB Header
Pin Definitions
IPMB
A System Management Bus header for
IPMI 2.0 is located at JIPMB. Connect
the appropriate cable here to use the
IPMB I2C connection on your system.
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Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
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SGPIO Header
Two SGPIO (Serial General Purpose
Input/Output) headers are designated
SGPIO Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
NC
2
NC
ers are used to communicate with
3
Ground
4
Data
the system's enclosure management
chip. See the table on the right for pin
5
Load
6
Ground
7
Clock
8
NC
T-SGPIO1 and SGPIO2. These head-
definitions.
NC = No Connection
1394_1
Pin Definitions
IEEE 1394a_1/ 1394a_2
Connectors
1394a_1 (CNF1) and 1394a_2 (CNF2)
provide the IEEE 1394a (Firewire)
connections on the serverboard.
Connect IEEE 1394 cables to the
connectors for IEEE 1394a support.
See the tables on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
PTPA0+
2
PTPA0-
3
GND
4
GND
5
PTPB0+
6
PTPB0-
7
PWR 1394a
8
PWR 1394a
10
Shield GND
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Definition
1394_2
Pin Definitions
Pin# Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
PTPA1+
2
PTPA1-
3
GND
4
GND
5
PTPB1+
6
PTPB1-
7
PWR 1394a
8
PWR 1394a
10
Shield GND
DOM Power Connector
A power connector for SATA DOM
(Disk On Module) devices is located
at JWF1. Connect an appropriate cable
here to provide power support for your
DOM devices.
Pin#
DOM PWR
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
2
Ground
3
Ground
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SPDIF_In/SPDIF_Out Headers
The SPDIF In (JSPDIF_In) and SPDIF Out (JSPDIF_Out) headers are
SPDIF_In
Pin Definitions
SPDIF_Out
Pin Definitions
located next to the LAN controller
Pin#
on the serverboard. Place a cap on
1
S/PDIF_In
1
S/PDIF_Out
each header for audio support. You
2
Ground
2
Ground
will also need to have a cable to use
each connection.
SIMBMC Slot
The SIM_BMC (Baseboard Management Control) slot is located at JIPMI1
on the serverboard. Insert an SMC
proprietary SIM BMC add-on card for
BMC support. You will also need to
have a cable to use this connection.
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Definition
Pin#
Definition
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Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the
serverboard, jumpers can be used
to choose between optional settings.
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
Jumpers create shorts between two
pins to change the function of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with a square
Jumper
solder pad on the printed circuit board.
See the serverboard layout pages for
jumper locations.
Setting
Note: On a two-pin jumper, "Closed"
means the jumper is on both pins and
"Open" means the jumper is either on
only one pin or completely removed.
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS (which will also clear any passwords). Instead of pins,
this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the contents
of CMOS.
To clear CMOS,
1. First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s).
2. With the power disconnected, short the CMOS pads with a metal object such
as a small screwdriver.
3. Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device).
4. Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system.
Note: Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
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GLAN Enable/Disable
GLAN
Jumper Settings
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 or
JPL2 to enable or disable the LAN1
Jumper Setting Definition
and LAN2 Ethernet ports, respectively.
1-2
Enabled (default)
See the table on the right for jumper
2-3
Disabled
settings. The default setting is enabled.
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
JWD controls the Watch Dog function.
Watch Dog is a system monitor that
can reboot the system when a software
application hangs. Jumping pins 1-2
will cause WD to reset the system if
an application hangs. Jumping pins 2-3
will generate a non-maskable interrupt
signal for the application that hangs.
See the table on the right for jumper
settings. Watch Dog must also be
enabled in BIOS.
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset (default)
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
IEEE 1394a Enable/Disable
JPI1 allows you to enable or disable
the onboard IEEE 1394a (Firewire)
support. The default position is on pins
1 and 2 to use the 1394_1 and 1394_2
connections. See the table on the right
for jumper settings.
1394a
Jumper Settings
Both Jumpers
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Write Protect Enable/Disable
WriteProtect
Jumper Settings
Close pins 1/2 of jumper JWP1 to enable write protect support for system
security and data integrity. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
Jumper Setting
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Definition
Pins 1/2
Write_Protect Enable (Default)
Pins 2/3
Write_Protect Disable
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Manufacture Mode
Jumper JPME1 allows the user to
flash the system firmware from a host
ME Mode Select
Jumper Settings
server to modify system settings.
Jumper Setting
Close this jumper to bypass SPI flash
security, and force ME into recovery
mode in order to use recovery jump-
Definition
Pins 1-2
Manufacture Mode
Pins 2-3
Normal (Default)
ers. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
JTAG Scan (JPP0)
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
JTAG Scan
The JTAG scan jumpers (JPP0/JPP1)
allow the user to configure JTAG
scan settings for system debugging.
See the table on the right for jumper
settings.
Definition
Pins 1/2, 3/4
including CPU2 in JTAG Scan
Pins 2/3 (Default)
JTAG Scan: CPU1 only
JTAG Scan (JPP1)
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1/2, 3/4
including CPU1 in JTAG Scan
Pins 2/3 (Default)
JTAG Scan: CPU2 only
SMB Enable/Disable
Jumper JP4 allows the user to enable
System Management Bus support. The
default setting is 1-2 to enable support.
See the table on the right for jumper
settings.
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SMB
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
1-2
Enabled (Default)
2-3
Disabled
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LAN1/2 LEDs
LAN1/2 LED
(Connection Speed Indicator)
The Ethernet ports (located beside
the VGA port) have two LEDs. On
LED Color
Definition
each port, one LED indicates activity
Off
No Connection or 10 Mb/s
while the other LED may be green,
Green
100 Mb/s
amber or off to indicate the speed of
the connection. See the table on the
Amber
1 Gb/s
right for the functions associated with
the connection speed LED.
Onboard PWR LED Indicator (LE1)
LED Definitions
Onboard Power LED
An Onboard Power LED is located at
LE1 on the serverboard. When this
LED is on, the system is on. Be sure
to turn off the system and unplug the
power cord before removing or installing components. See the table at right
for more information.
LED Color
Status
Off
System Off (PWR cable
not connected)
Green
System On
Green:
Flashing
Quickly
ACPI S1 State
Green:
Flashing
Slowly
ACPI S3 (STR) State
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SATA Ports
Two SATA3 Ports (I-SATA0/1), colored in white, and four SATA2 Ports
(I - SATA 2~ 5) are loc ated on the
serverboard. These ports provide
serial-link signal connections, which
are faster than the connections of
Parallel ATA. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
SATA Port
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
TXP
3
TXN
4
Ground
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
Ground
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Pin #
Definition
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After the hardware has been installed, you should first install the operating system
and then the drivers. The necessary drivers are all included on the Supermicro CDs
that came packaged with your serverboard.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install each
item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must
re-boot the system before moving on to the next item on the list. The bottom
icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents of the CD.
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SuperDoctor III
The SuperDoctor® III program is a Web base management tool that supports remote
management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools. The local
management is called SD III Client. The SuperDoctor III program included on the
CD-ROM that came with your serverboard allows you to monitor the environment
and operations of your system. SuperDoctor III displays crucial system information
such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See the Figure below
for a display of the SuperDoctor III interface.
Note: The default User Name and Password for SuperDoctor III is ADMIN / ADMIN.
Note: When SuperDoctor is first installed, it adopts the temperature threshold settings that have been set in BIOS. Any subsequent changes to these thresholds
must be made within SuperDoctor, as the SuperDoctor settings override the BIOS
settings. To set the BIOS temperature threshold settings again, you would first need
to uninstall SuperDoctor.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen (Remote Control)
Note: The SuperDoctor III program and User's Manual can be downloaded from the
Supermicro web site at http://www.supermicro.com/products/accessories/software/
SuperDoctorIII.cfm.
For Linux, we recommend using SuperDoctor II.
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Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Chapter 6
Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform simple
maintenance on the SC732D4F-903B chassis. Following the component installation
steps in the order given will eliminate most common problems. If some steps are
unnecessary, skip ahead to the step that follows.
Tools Required: The only tool you will need is a Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Static electrical discharge can damage electronic components. To prevent damage
to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very carefully.
The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from
static discharge.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging. When unpacking the board,
make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Accessing the Inside of the System
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2
16
13
Figure 6-1. Removing the Chassis Side Covers
The SC732 features two removable side covers, allowing easy access to the chassis interior.
Removing the Side Covers
1. Disconnect the chassis from any power souce.
2. Remove the two screws securing the left side cover to the chassis.
3. Slide the left cover toward the rear of the chassis.
4. Lift the left cover from the chassis.
5. Remove the three screws securing the right side cover to the chassis.
6. Slide the right cover toward the rear of the chassis
7. Lift the right cover from the chassis.
!
Warning: Except for short periods of time, do NOT operate the system
without the cover in place. The chassis cover must be in place to allow
for proper airflow and to prevent overheating.
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Rotating the Hard Drive Cage
2
Release Tab (A)
HDD Cage (B)
13
Figure 6-2. Rotating the Hard Drive Cage
In order to access and install components in the chassis interior, it is necessary
to rotate the hard drive cage (B). This will provide sufficient room to install and
configure the chassis components.
Rotating the Hard Drive Cage
1. Disconnect the chassis from any power source.
2. Lift the release tab (A).
3. Rotate the hard disk drive cage (B) outward.
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Removing and Installing 3.5" Hard Drives
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15
Release Tabs
Figure 6-3. Removing a Hard Drive Carrier from the Hard Drive Cage
The SC732 chassis must be powered-down before hard drives can be removed
from the hard drive carriers.
Removing and Installing 3.5" Hard Drives
1. Disconnect the chassis from any power source.
2. Rotate the hard drive cage outward 90 degrees as described in section 6-3.
3. Disconnect all of the cables from the hard drive.
4. Press the release tab on the side of the hard drive carrier that is to be removed from the hard drive cage.
5. Gently slide the hard drive carrier out of the hard drive cage.
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Figure 6-4. Removing a 3.5" Hard Drive from a Hard Drive Carrier
6. If a hard drive is already present, remove it by carefully pulling the sides of
the hard drive carrier outward.
7. Remove the hard drive from the hard drive carrier.
!
Warning: Only enterprise level HDDs are recommended for use in this
chassis.
8. Insert the new hard drive into the hard drive carrier.
9. Insert the hard drive carrier into the hard drive cage, sliding it towards the
back of the the hard drive cage until it clicks into a locked position.
10. If desired, each hard drive carrier may be secured to the exterior of the hard
drive cage using one optional screw.
11. Rotate the hard drive cage 90 degrees inward, returning it to the closed,
operational position in the chassis.
12. Connect the related cables to the hard drives.
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1
19
Optional
Screw
Figure 6-5. Installing a Hard Drive Carrier into the Hard Drive Cage
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14
15
Thumb
Screw
Figure 6-6. Removing a 2.5" Hard Drive
The SC732 chassis must be powered-down before hard drives can be removed
from the hard drive carriers.
Removing and Installing 2.5" Hard Drives
1. Disconnect the chassis from any power source.
2. Loosen the thumb screw securing the 2.5" hard drive cage to the chassis.
3. Disconnect all cables from the hard drive.
4. Slide the 2.5" hard drive cage out of the chassis.
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Figure 6-7. Installing 2.5" Hard Drives
5. If a hard drive is already present, remove it by carefully pulling the sides of
the hard drive carrier outward.
6. Remove the hard drive from the hard drive carrier.
7. Insert the new hard drive into the hard drive carrier.
8. Insert the hard drive carrier into the hard drive cage, sliding it towards the
back of the the hard drive cage until it clicks into a locked position.
9. Slide the 2.5" hard drive cage back into the chassis and tighten the thumb
screw to secure the cage.
10. Connect the related cables to the hard drive
!
Warning: Only enterprise level HDDs are recommended for use in this
chassis.
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Installing a 3.5" Device
The SC732D chassis has one 3.5" device slot, which supports an optional device,
such as an all-in-one card reader.
Installing a 3.5" Device
1. Remove the front bezel from the chassis by lifting it upwards from the bottom,
and pulling off the front of the chassis.
2. Remove the cover plate from the 3.5" device slot on the front of the chassis.
3. Install the bracket rail (A) onto one side of the 3.5" device, by inserting the
pins of the bracket into the mounting holes on the sides of the optical device.
4. Slide the 3.5" device into the chassis.
5. See Section 6-8: Installing the Front Bezel.
Figure 6-8. Installing a 3.5" Device
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Remove
Cover Plate
1
14
Bracket
Rail (A)
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Installing System Fans
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Figure 6-9. Installing the Rear Exhaust Fan
Installing the Rear Exhaust Fan
1. Disconnect all power to the chassis.
2. Insert the four rubber pins through mounting holes in the rear of the chassis
and through the mounting holes in the rear fan.
3. Pull the rubber pins through the mounting holes of the fan to secure the fan
to the chassis.
4. Connect the fan cable to the motherboard.
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Figure 6-10. Installing the Front Cooling Fan (Optional)
Installing the Front Cooling Fan (Optional)
1. Disconnect all power to the chassis.
2. Insert the four rubber pins through the front fan bracket and into the mounting
holes in the front fan.
3. Pull the rubber pins through the mounting holes of the system fan to secure
the fan to the chassis.
4. Lower the fan into the chassis, aligning the holes at the top of the front fan
bracket with the holes in the chassis.
5. Secure the fan to the chassis using the two screws provided.
6. Connect the fan cable to the motherboard.
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Installing the Front Bezel
Front Bezel Installation
1. Insert the tabs on the front bezel into the mounting holse on the front of the
chassis.
2. Ensure that the cover fits snugly.
This completes the installation of basic components in the SC732 chassis
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Figure 6-11. Installing the Front Bezel
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Power Supply
The SC732 chassis includes a 900 Watt power supply. In the unlikely event that
it becomes necessary to replace the power supply, follow the instructions below.
Power Supply
Figure 6-12. Removing the Power Supply
Changing the Power Supply
1. Disconnect the chassis from any power source.
2. Disconnect the motherboard cables.
3. Remove the screws securing the power supply to the chassis, which are
located on the rear of the chassis. Set these screws aside for later use.
4. Gently lift the power supply out of the chassis.
5. Replace the failed power supply with an identical power supply model.
6. Secure the new power supply using the screws previously set aside.
7. Plug the AC power cord back into the module and power-up the system.
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS Setup utility for the X9DA6/X9DAi. It also
provides the instructions on how to navigate the AMI BIOS Setup utility screens.
The AMI ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily updated.
Starting BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS Setup utility screens, press the <Del> key while the system
is booting up.
Note: In most cases, the <Del> key is used to invoke the AMI BIOS setup
screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as <F3>,
<F4>, etc.
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS setup
menu screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. Grayed-out options cannot be configured. Options in blue can be
configured by the user. The right frame displays the key legend. Above the key
legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is selected in the
left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it.
Note: The AMI BIOS has default text messages built in. The manufacturer
retains the option to include, omit, or change any of these text messages.
The AMI BIOS Setup utility uses a key-based navigation system called "hot keys."
Most of the AMI BIOS setup utility "hot keys" can be used at any time during setup
navigation. These keys include <F3>, <F4>, <Enter>, <ESC>, arrow keys, etc.
Note 1: Options printed in Bold are default settings.
Note 2: <F3> is used to load optimal default settings. <F4> is used to save
the settings and exit the setup utility.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the AMI BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing
<F2> at the appropriate time during system boot.
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Note: For AMI UEFI BIOS Recovery, please refer to the UEFI BIOS Recovery User Guide posted @http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine is the memory test.
As the memory is being tested, press the <F2> key to enter the main menu of
the AMI BIOS Setup utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup
screens. An AMI BIOS identification string is displayed at the left bottom corner of
the screen below the copyright message.
!
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Warning! Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOSrelated issue. Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to
the system. In no event shall the manufacturer be liable for direct, indirect,
special, incidental, or consequential damage arising from a BIOS update. If
you have to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while
the BIOS is being updated to avoid possible boot failure.
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.
The AMI BIOS main menu displays the following information:
System Date
This item displays the system date in Day MM/DD/YY format (e.g. Wed 10/12/2011).
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System Time
This item displays the system time in HH:MM:SS format (e.g. 15:32:52).
Supermicro X9DA6
SMC Version
This item displays the SMC version of the BIOS ROM used in this system.
SMC Build Date
This item displays the date that the BIOS Setup utility was built.
Memory Information
Total Memory
This displays the amount of memory that is available in the system.
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Advanced Setup Configurations
Use the arrow keys to select Advanced Setup and press <Enter> to access the
following submenu items.
XBoot Features
Quiet Boot
This feature allows the user to select bootup screen display between POST messages and the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST messages. Select
Enabled to display the OEM logo instead of the normal POST messages. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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AddOn ROM Display Mode
Use this item to set the display mode for the Option ROM. Select Keep Current to
use the current AddOn ROM Display setting. Select Force BIOS to use the Option
ROM display mode set by the system BIOS. The options are Force BIOS and
Keep Current.
Bootup Num-Lock
Use this feature to set the Power-on state for the Numlock key. The options are
Off and On.
Wait For 'F1' If Error
Select Enabled to force the system to wait until the 'F1' key is pressed if an error
occurs. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Interrupt 19 Capture
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this
item is set to Enabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture" Interrupt 19
at bootup and allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function
as bootable disks. If this item is set to Disabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will not capture Interrupt 19, and the drives attached to these adaptors will not
function as bootable devices. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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 Enabled and Disabled.
Power Button Function
If this feature is set to Instant_Off, the system will power off immediately as soon
as the user presses the power button. If this feature is set to 4_Second_Override,
the system will power off when the user presses the power button for 4 seconds or
longer. The options are Instant_Off and 4_Second_Override.
Restore on AC Power Loss
Use this feature to set the power state after a power outage. Select Power-Off for
the system power to remain off after a power loss. Select Power-On for the system
power to be turned on after a power loss. Select Last State to allow the system
to resume its last state before a power loss. The options are Power-On, Stay-Off
and Last State.
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EuP
Select Enabled to support the Low-power Compliance Mode for Energy-using
Products (EuP). The options are Enable and Disable.
CPU Configuration
This submenu displays the information of the CPU as detected by the BIOS. It also
allows the user to configuration CPU settings.
XSocket 0 CPU Information/Socket 1 CPU Information
This submenu displays the following information regarding the CPU installed in
Socket 0 and (or) Socket 1 as detected by the BIOS.
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Type of CPU
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CPU Signature
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Microcode Patch
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CPU Stepping
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Maximum CPU Speed
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Minimum CPU Speed
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Processor Cores
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Intel HT (Hyper-Threading) Technology
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Intel VT-x Technology
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Intel SMX Technology
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L1 Data Cache
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L1 Code Cache
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L2 Cache
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L3 Cache
CPU Speed
This item displays the speed of the CPU installed in Socket 0.
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64-bit
This item indicates if the CPU installed in Socket 0 supports 64-bit technology.
Clock Spread Spectrum
Select Enable to enable Clock Spectrum support, which will allow the BIOS to monitor and attempt to reduce the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by the
components whenever needed. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Hyper-threading
Select Enabled to support Intel Hyper-threading Technology to enhance CPU performance. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Active Processor Cores
Set to Enabled to use a processor's second core and above. (Please refer to Intel's
website for more information.) The options are All, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Limit CPUID Maximum
This feature allows the user to set the maximum CPU ID value. Enable this function
to boot the legacy operating systems that cannot support processors with extended
CPUID functions. The options are Enabled and Disabled (for the Windows OS).
Execute-Disable Bit Capability (Available if supported by the OS & the CPU)
Select Enabled to enable the Execute Disable Bit which will allow the processor
to designate areas in the system memory where an application code can execute
and where it cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes
to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack. The default is
Enabled. (Refer to Intel and Microsoft Web sites for more information.)
Intel® AES-NI
Select Enable to use the Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) New Instructions (NI) to ensure data security. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If set to 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 Disabled and Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
The CPU prefetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this feature is set to Disabled.
The CPU prefetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if this feature is
set to Enabled.
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L1 Data Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to enable Level 1 data prefetch support to enhance system performance. For DP/MP servers, enable or disable this feature for system enhancement
based on the specifications of the application running in the system at the time. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to support Intel Virtualization Technology, which will allow one
platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Note: If there is any change to this setting, you will need to power off and
restart the system for the change to take effect. Please refer to Intel’s
website for detailed information.)
X CPU Power Management Configuration
This submenu allows the user to configure the following CPU Power Management settings.
Power Technology
Select Energy Efficiency to support power-saving mode. Select Custom to customize system power settings. Select Disabled to disable power-saving settings.
The options are Disabled, Energy Efficiency, and Custom.
Factory Long Duration Power Limit
This item displays the power limit set by the manufacturer during which long
duration power is maintained.
Long Duration Power Limit
This item displays the power limit set by the manufacturer during which long
duration power is maintained.
Factory Long Duration Maintained
This item displays the period of time set by the manufacturer during which long
duration power is maintained.
Long Duration Maintained
This item displays the period of time during which long duration power is maintained.
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Recommended Short Duration Power
This item displays the short duration power settings recommended by the
manufacturer.
Short Duration Power Limit
This item displays the time period during which short duration power is maintained.
XChipset Configuration
XNorth Bridge
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the Intel North Bridge.
XIntegrated IO Configuration
Intel VT-d
Select Enabled to enable Intel Virtualization Technology support for Direct I/O
VT-d by reporting the I/O device assignments to the VMM (Virtual Working
Memory) through the DMAR ACPI Tables. This feature offers fully-protected
I/O resource sharing across Intel platforms, providing greater reliability, security
and availability in networking and data-sharing. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Intel I/OAT
The Intel I/OAT (I/O Acceleration Technology) significantly reduces CPU overhead by leveraging CPU architectural improvements, freeing the system resource
for other tasks. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
DCA Support
Select Enabled to use Intel's DCA (Direct Cache Access) Technology to improve
data transfer efficiency. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
IIO 0 PCIe Port Bifuracation Control/IIO 1 PCIe Port Bifuracation Control
This submenu allows the user to configure the following IO PCIe Port Bifurcation
Control settings for IIO 0 PCIe port and IIO 1 PCIe port, which determine how to
distribute the available PCI-Express lanes to the PCI-Exp. Root Ports.
IOU1-PCIe Port
This feature allows the user to set the PCI-Exp bus speed between IOU1 and
PCIe port. The options are x4x4 and x8.
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Port 1A Link Speed
Select GEN1 to enable PCI-Exp Generation 1 support for Port 1A. Select GEN2
to enable PCI-Exp Generation 2 support for Port 1A. Select GEN3 to enable
PCI-Exp Generation 3 support for Port 1A. The options are GEN1, GEN2, and
GEN3.
Port 1B Link Speed
Select GEN1 to enable PCI-Exp Generation 1 support for Port 1B. Select GEN2
to enable PCI-Exp Generation 2 support for Port 1B. Select GEN3 to enable
PCI-Exp Generation 3 support for Port 1B. The options are GEN1, and GEN2.
IOU2-PCIe Port
If this feature allows the user to set the bus speed between the IOU2 and the
PCI-Exp port. The options are x4x4x4x4, x4x4x8, x8x4x4, x8x8, and x16.
Port 2A Link Speed
Select GEN1 to enable PCI-Exp Generation 1 support for Port 2A. Select GEN2
to enable PCI-Exp Generation 2 support for Port 2A. Select GEN3 to enable
PCI-Exp Generation 3 support for Port 2A. The options are GEN1, GEN2, and
GEN3.
IOU3-PCIe Port
If this feature allows the user to set the bus speed between the IOU2 and the
PCI-Exp port. The options are x4x4x4x4, x4x4x8, x8x4x4, x8x8, and x16.
Port 3A Link Speed
Select GEN1 to enable PCI-Exp Generation 1 support for Port 3A. Select GEN2
to enable PCI-Exp Generation 2 support for Port 3A. Select GEN3 to enable
PCI-Exp Generation 3 support for Port 3A. The options are GEN1, GEN2, and
GEN3.
XQPI Configuration
Current QPI Link Speed
This item displays the speed of the QPI Link.
Current QPI Frequency
This item displays the frequency of the QPI Link.
QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) Link Speed Mode
Use this feature to select data transfer speed for QPI Link connections. The
options are Fast and Slow.
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QPI Link Frequency Select
Use this feature to select the desired QPI frequency. The options are Auto, 6.4
GT/s, 7.2 GT/s, and 8.0 GT/s.
XDIMM Configuration
Current Memory Mode
This item displays the current memory mode.
Current Memory Speed
This item displays the current memory speed.
Mirroring
This item displays if memory mirroring is supported by the motherboard.
Sparing
This item displays if memory sparing can be supported by the motherboard.
XDIMM Information
P1/P2-DIMMA1/A2, P1/P2-DIMMB1/B2, P1/P2-DIMMC1/C2, P1/P2-DIMMD1/
D2
The status of the memory modules specified will be displayed as detected by
the BIOS.
CPU Socket 0 DIMM Information/CPU Socket 1 DIMM Information
Memory Mode
When Independent is selected, all DIMMs are available to the operating system.
When Mirroring is selected, the motherboard maintains two identical copies of all
data in memory for data backup. When Lockstep is selected, the motherboard
uses two areas of memory to run the same set of operations in parallel. The
options are Independent, Mirroring, Lockstep and Sparing.
DDR Speed
Use this feature to force a DDR3 memory module to run at a frequency other
than what the system is specified in the specification. The options are Auto,
Force DDR3-800, Force DDR3-1066, Force DDR3-1333, Force DDR3-1600
and Force SPD.
Channel Interleaving
This feature selects from the different channel interleaving methods. The options
are Auto, 1 Way, 2 Way, 3, Way, and 4 Way.
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Rank Interleaving
This feature allows the user to select a rank memory interleaving method. The
options are Auto, 1 Way, 2 Way, 4, Way, and 8 Way.
Patrol Scrub
Patrol Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable memory
errors detected on a memory module and send the correction to the requestor
(the original source). When this item is set to Enabled, 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.
Demand Scrub
Demand Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable
memory errors found on 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 updated as well. Select Enabled to use Demand Scrubbing
for ECC memory correction. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Data Scrambling
Select Enabled to enable data scrubbing and ensure data security and integrity.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
DRAM RAPL (Running Average Power Limit)
This item allows the user to select the average power limit setting when a DRAM
module is in operation. The options are Disabled, Mode 0, and Mode 1.
Device Tagging
Select Enabled to support device tagging. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Thermal Throttling
Throttling improves reliability and reduces power consumption in the processor via automatic voltage control during processor idle states. The options are
Disabled and CLTT (Closed Loop Thermal Throttling).
OLTT (Open Loop Thermal Throttling) Peak BW (Bandwidth) %
This item sets a percentage of the peak bandwidth allowed for Open Loop
Thermal Throttling. The range is between 25% and 100%. The default settling
is 50 (%).
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XSouth Bridge Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the Intel PCH chip.
PCH Information
This feature displays the following PCH information.
Name: This item displays the name of the PCH chip.
Stepping: This item displays the status of the PCH stepping.
USB Devices: This item displays the USB devices detected by the BIOS.
All USB Devices
This feature enables all USB ports/devices. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
(If set to Enabled, EHCI Controller 1 and Controller 2 will appear.)
EHCI Controller 1/EHCI Controller 2 (Available when All USB Devices is set
to Enabled)
Select Enabled to enable Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) Controller 1/
Controller 2. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Legacy USB Support (Available when USB Functions is not Disabled)
Select Enabled to support legacy USB devices. Select Auto to disable legacy support if USB devices are not present. Select Disable to have USB devices available
for EFI (Extensive Firmware Interface) applications only. The settings are Disabled,
Enabled and Auto.
Port 60/64 Emulation
Select Enabled to enable I/O port 60h/64h emulation support for the legacy USB
keyboard so that it can be fully supported by the operating systems that does not
recognize a USB device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
EHCI Hand-Off
This item is for operating systems that do not support Enhanced Host Controller
Interface (EHCI) hand-off. When enabled, EHCI ownership change will be claimed
by the EHCI driver. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Auto Configuration
Azalia HD (Digh Definition) Audio
Select Enabled to enable support for Azalia High Definition Audio. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
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Azalia Internal HDMI Decode
Select Enabled to enable support for Azalia High Definition Muliti-Media Interface
Decode. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
XSATA Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of IDE or SATA devices and displays the following items.
SATA Port0~SATA Port5: The AMI BIOS displays the status of each SATA port
as detected by the BIOS.
SATA Mode
Use this feature to configure SATA mode for a selected SATA port. The options are
Disabled, IDE Mode, AHCI Mode and RAID Mode. The following are displayed
depending on your selection:
IDE Mode
The following items are displayed when IDE Mode is selected:
Serial-ATA (SATA) Controller 0~1
Use this feature to activate or deactivate the SATA controller, and set
the compatibility mode. The options for Controller 0 are Enhanced and
Compatible. The default of SATA Controller 1 is Enhanced.
AHCI Mode
The following items are displayed when the AHCI Mode is selected.
Aggressive Link Power Management
Select Enabled to enable Aggressive Link Power Management support
for Cougar Point B0 stepping and beyond. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Port 0~5 Hot Plug
Select Enabled to enable hot-plug support for a particular port, which will
allow the user to change a hardware component or device without shutting
down the system. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Staggered Spin Up
Select Enabled to enable Staggered Spin-up support to prevent
excessive power consumption caused by multiple HDDs spinning-up
simultaneously. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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RAID Mode
The following items are displayed when RAID Mode is selected:
PCH RAID CodeBase
Select Intel or LSI to specify the code base to be used for RAID support.
The options are Intel and LSI.
Port 0~5 Hot Plug
Select Enabled to enable hot-plug support for the particular port. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
XSAS Configuration
OnChip SAS Oprom
Select Enabled to support the onboard SAS Option ROM to boot up the system via
a storage device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SAS Option ROM Codebase
Select Intel to use the Intel SAS controller to support onboard SAS Option ROM.
Select LSI to use the LSI SAS controller to support onboard SAS Option ROM.
The options are Intel and LSI.
Device0~Device7: The AMI BIOS will automatically detect the onboard SAS devices
and display the status of each SAS device as detected.
XPCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration
PCI ROM Priority
Use this feature to select the Option ROM to boot the system when there are multiple Option ROMs available in the system. The options are EFI Compatible ROM
and Legacy ROM.
PCI Latency Timer
Use this feature to set the latency Timer of each PCI device installed on a PCI bus.
Select 64 to set the PCI latency to 64 PCI clock cycles. The options are 32, 64, 96,
128, 160, 192, 224 and 248.
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.
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PERR# Generation
Select Enabled to allow a PCI device to generate a PERR number for a PCI Bus
Signal Error Event. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SERR# Generation
Select Enabled to allow a PCI device to generate an SERR number for a PCI Bus
Signal Error Event. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Maximum Payload
Select Auto to allow 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 to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum Read
Request size 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
This feature allows the user to set the Active State Power Management (ASPM)
level for a PCI-E device. Select Force L0 to force all PCI-E links to operate at L0
state. Select Auto to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the ASPM level for
the system. Select Disabled to disable ASPM support. The options are Disabled,
Force L0, and Auto.
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Warning: Enabling ASPM support may cause some PCI-E devices to fail!
Onboard LAN Option ROM Select
Select iSCSI to use the iSCSI Option ROM to boot the computer using a network
device. Select PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) to use an PXE Option ROM
to boot the computer using a network device. The options are iSCSI and PXE.
VGA Priority
This feature allows the user to select the graphics adapter to be used as the primary
boot device. The options are Onboard, and Offboard.
Network Stack
Select Enabled enable PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) or UEFI (Unified
Extensible Firmware Interface) for network stack support. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
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XSerial Port Console Redirection
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These two submenus allow the user to configure the following Console Redirection
settings for a COM Port specified by the user.
Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use a COM Port selected by the user for Console Redirection.
The options are Enabled and Disabled. (The default setting for COM1 is Disabled,
and for COM2 is Enabled.)
XConsole 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.
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 ANSI, VT100, VT100+, and VT-UTF8.
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).
Data Bits
Use this feature to set the data transmission size for Console Redirection. The
options are 7 Bits and 8 Bits.
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.
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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.
Flow Control
This feature allows the user 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.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100
terminals. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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.
Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Legacy OS Redirection
Use this feature to select the number of rows and columns used in Console
Redirection for legacy OS support. The options are 80x24 and 80x25.
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/Windows Emergency
Management Services (EMS)
The submenu allows the user to configure the following Console Redirection
settings to support Out-of-Band Serial Port management.
XHardware Health Configuration
This feature allows the user to monitor system health and review the status of each
item as displayed.
CPU Speed Control Mode
This feature allows the user to set the CPU speed mode. Select Opti mal to reduce
CPU speed for optimal power saving. Select Full Speed for the CPU to run at the
full speed which will increase power consumption. The options are Standard, Full
Speed and Optimal.
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CPU 1 Temperature/CPU 2 Temperature
The CPU Temperature feature will display the CPU temperature status as detected
by the BIOS:
Low - This level is considered as the 'normal' operating state. The CPU temperature
is well below the CPU 'Temperature Tolerance'. The motherboard fans and CPU will
run normally as configured in the BIOS (Fan Speed Control).
Medium - The processor is running warmer. This is a 'precautionary' level and generally means that there may be factors contributing to this condition , but the CPU
is still within its normal operating state and below the CPU 'Temperature Tolerance'.
The motherboard fans and CPU will run normally as configured in the BIOS. The
fans may adjust to a faster speed depending on the Fan Speed Control settings.
High - The processor is running hot. This is a 'caution' level since the CPU's 'Temperature Tolerance' has been reached (or has been exceeded) and may activate
an overheat alarm. The system may shut down if it continues for a long period to
prevent damage to the CPU. If the system buzzer and Overheat LED has activated,
take action immediately by checking the system fans, chassis ventilation and room
temperature to correct any problems.
System Temperature
System temperature will be displayed as detected by the BIOS.
Fan Speed Rating
This feature displays the fan speed readings from Fan 1~Fan 6 and Fan A.
Voltage Readings
The following voltage readings will be displayed.
CPU1 Vcore, CPU2 Vcore, CPU1 VDIMM, CPU2 VDIMM, 1.1V, 1.5V, 5V, SVSB,
12V, -12V, 3.3V, 3.3VSB, and VBAT
XACPI Setting
Use this feature to configure Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
power management settings for your system.
ACPI Sleep State
Use this feature to select the ACPI State when the system is in sleep mode. Select
S1 (CPU_Stop_Clock) to erase all CPU caches and stop executing instructions.
Power to the CPU(s) and RAM is maintained, but RAM is refreshed. Select Suspend
to use power-reduced mode. Power will only be supplied to limited components
(such as RAMs) to maintain the most critical functions of the system. The options
are S1 (CPU_Stop_Clock), Suspend Disabled, and S3 (Suspend to RAM).
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High Precision Event Timer
Select Enabled to activate HPET, which produces periodic interrupts at a much
higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in synchronizing multimedia
streams, providing smooth playback, and reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded in the
CPU. The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace the 8254 Programmable
Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
XTrusted Computing (Available when a TPM device is detected)
TPM Support
Select Enabled on this item and enable the TPM jumper on the motherboard to
enable TPM support to improve data integrity and network security. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
TPM State
Select Enabled to enable TPM security settings to improve data integrity and
network security. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Pending Operation: This item displays the status of a pending operation.
Current Status Information: This item displays the information regarding the
current TPM status.
TPM Enable Status
This item displays the status of TPM Support to indicate if TPM is currently
enabled or disabled.
TPM Active Status
This item displays the status of TPM Support to indicate if TPM is currently active or deactivated.
TPM Owner Status
This item displays the status of TPM Ownership.
XME Subsystem Configuration
This feature displays the following ME Subsystem Configuration settings.
Intel ME (Management Engine) Subsystem
Select Enabled to enable support for Intel Management Engine Subsystem that
carry out various tasks in the background to enhance overall system performance.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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ME BIOS Interface Version
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ME Version
iSCSI: This item displays the following iSCSI information:
iSCSI Initiation Name: This item displays the name of the iSCSI Initiator, which
is a unique name used in the world.
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Event Logs
Use this feature to configure Event Log settings.
XChange SMBIOS Event Log Settings
This feature allows the user to configure SMBIOS Event settings.
Enabling/Disabling Options
SMBIOS Event Log
Select Enabled to enable SMBIOS (System Management BIOS) Event Logging
during system boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Runtime Error Logging Support
Select Enabled to support Runtime Error Logging. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
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Memory Correctable Error Threshold
This feature allows the user to enter the threshold value for correctable memory
errors. The default setting is 10.
PCI Error Logging Support
Select Enabled to support error event logging for PCI slots. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log
Select Enabled to erase the SMBIOS (System Management BIOS) Event Log,
which is completed before a event logging is initialized upon system reboot. The
options are No, Yes Next Reset, and Yes Every Reset.
When Log is Full
Select Erase Immediately to immediately erase SMBIOS error event logs that
exceed the limit when the SMBIOS 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 Disabled and Enabled.
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 allows the user to decide 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.
View SMBIOS Event Log
This item allows the user to view the event in the SMBIOS event log. Select this
item and press <Enter> to view the status of an event in the log.
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Severity
View System Event Log
This item allows the user to view the event in the system event log. Select this item
and press <Enter> to view the status of an event in the log.
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Sensor
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Boot
This submenu allows the user to configure the following boot settings for the
system.
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Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
This item allows the user to select the first boot drive. Select a LAN device to
boot the system from the network connection. Select UEFI to boot the system
from the UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell. The options are LAN Device, UEFI: Built-in EFI
Shell, and Disabled.
Boot Option #2
This item allows the user to select the first boot device. Select a LAN device to
boot the system from the network connection. Select UEFI to boot the system
from the UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell. The options are LAN Device, UEFI: Built-in
EFI Shell, and Disabled.
Network Devices
XDelete Boot Options
Delete Boot Option
This item allows the user to select a boot device to delete from the boot priority
list. Select UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell to delete it from the boot priority list which will
prevent system boot from the UEFI Shell. The options are Select One to Delete
and UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell.
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Security
This menu allows the user to configure the following security settings for the
system.
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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-character to
8-character long.
User Password
Use this feature to set a User Password which is required to log into the system
and to enter the BIOS setup utility. The length of the password should be from
3-character to 8-character long.
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Save & Exit
This submenu allows the user to configure the Save and Exit settings for 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, and press <Enter>. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to exit
the BIOS setup without saving, click Yes to quit BIOS without saving the changes,
or click No to quit the BIOS and save changes.
Save Changes and Reset
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to
save the changes and reboot the computer so that the new system configuration
settings can take effect. Select Save Changes and Exit, and press <Enter>. When
the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to exit the BIOS setup without sav-
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ing, click Yes to quit BIOS without saving the changes, or click No to quit the BIOS
and save changes.
Save Options
Save Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to save all changes you've done so far and
return to the AMI BIOS utility Program. When the dialog box appears, asking you if
you want to save configuration, click Yes to save the changes, or click No to return
to the BIOS without making changes.
Discard Changes
Select this feature and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the
BIOS setup. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to load previous values, click Yes to load the values previous saved, or click No to keep the
changes you've made so far.
Restore Optimized Defaults
Select this feature and press <Enter> to load the optimized default settings that
help optimize system performance. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you
want to load optimized defaults, click Yes to load the optimized default settings, or
click No to abandon optimized defaults.
Save as User Defaults
Select this feature and press <Enter> to save the current settings as the user's
defaults. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to save values as
user's defaults, click Yes to save the current values as user's default settings, or
click No to keep the defaults previously saved as the user's defaults.
Restore User Defaults
Select this feature and press <Enter> to load the user's defaults previously saved in
the system. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to restore user's
defaults, click Yes to restore the user's defaults previously saved in the system, or
click No to abandon the user's defaults that were previously saved.
Boot Override
This feature allows the user to enter a new setting to overwrite the original setting
that was saved for the following devices:
•
LAN Device
•
UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell
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Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed at each
system boot, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue to
boot. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors will not allow the system to continue with bootup 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 numbers on the fatal error list correspond to the number of beeps for the
corresponding error.
BIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code/LED
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset.
(Ready to power up)
5 short beeps + 1 long
beep
Memory error
No memory detected in the
system
8 beeps
Display memory
read/write error
Video adapter missing or with
faulty memory
OH LED On
System OH
System Overheat
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Appendix B: System Specifications
Appendix B
System Specifications
Processors
Two Intel E5-2600 processors in LGA 2011 sockets
Note: Please refer to our web site for a complete listing of supported processors.
Chipset
Intel C600
BIOS
8 Mb AMI SPI Flash EEPROM
Memory Capacity
Sixteen DIMM sockets supporting up to 512 GB of registered/unbuffered ECC
DDR3-1333/1066/800 LRDIMMs
Note: See the memory section in Chapter 5 for details.
SATA Controller
Intel on-chip controller for six-port SATA 3.0/2.0 (RAID supported)
Drive Bays
Eight hot-swap drive bays to house eight SAS or six SATA drives
Peripheral Drive Bays
Two 5.25" drive bays
Expansion Slots
Supports the use of six standard size PCI add-on cards: three PCI-E 3.0 x16, two
PCI-E 3.0 x8 and one PCI-E 3.0 x4 slots.
Serverboard
X9DAi (Extended ATX form factor)
Dimensions: 12" x 13" (305 x 330 mm)
Chassis
SC732D4F-903B Form Factor: mid tower
Dimensions (as tower): (WxHxD) 7.6 x 16.7 x 20.7 in. (193 x 424 x 526 mm)
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Weight
Gross (Bare Bone): 39 lbs (17.7 kg.)
System Cooling
One 12-cm low-noise exhaust fan
One 12-cm low-noise cooling fan (optional)
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Rated Input Current: 6A (115V) to 10A (240V)
Rated Input Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 900W (Part# PWS-903-PQ)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (25A), +5V (25A), +12VALL (100A), -12V (0.5A), +5Vsb
(4A)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions: FCC Class B, EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2/-33, CISPR 22 Class B
Electromagnetic Immunity: EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3,
EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
Safety: CSA/EN/IEC/UL 60950-1 Compliant, UL or CSA Listed (USA and
Canada), CE Marking (Europe)
California Best Management Practices Regulations for Perchlorate Materials:
This Perchlorate warning applies only to products containing CR (Manganese
Dioxide) Lithium coin cells. “Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply. See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”
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