HP Z230 SFF Workstation Specifications

Avid Configuration Guidelines
HP Z230 Workstation Tower / SFF
Single Quad Core CPU
Qualified for Software Only
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1.) HP Z230 Tower and SFF [Small Form Factor] AVID Qualified System Specification:
Please Note: The SFF will not support 1394 Firewire camera’s / decks with Avid software because it does not have
the required PCI 32-bit / 33MHz slot needed to accommodate the required Startech 1394 Firewire HBA. If the user
requires support of a 1394 camera / deck the Z230 Tower is required with the appropriate 1394 controller installed
in slot #5
Z230 / AVID Qualified Operating System:


Supported: Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition withSP1 (SP1 required)
Supported: Microsoft® Windows 8 - Professional (64bit) and Windows 8 Enterprise (64bit)
Not Supported

Not Supported - Microsoft® Windows 7 – any 32-bit version, or any version of Home, Ultimate or Enterprise
editions.

Not Supported - Microsoft® Windows XP 32 or 64-bit (any version)

Not Supported - Microsoft® Windows Vista 32 or 64-bit (any version)
Note regarding Service packs:
As of this writing Service Pack 1 is the current Service Pack release for Win7. SP1 is required for Media
Composer 6.0, and NewsCutter 10 and later releases. As future Service Packs are released Avid will evaluate
and announce formal support when testing is completed.
Z230 / AVID Qualified Hardware Configuration
Qualified CPU
1.) Single Intel® Quad-Core Xeon® E3-1245 V3 Processor @ 3.4GHz / 8MB cache / 1600MHz memory.
The Xeon® E3-1245 V3 Processor includes Intel embedded graphics – HD P4600.
Video Card (GPU)
1. Embedded Intel HD Graphics P4600 (The embedded Intel HD P4600 graphics are supported for
use with Media Composer / NewsCutter. Dedicated memory for the HD P4600 graphics must be
set to 512MB or 1GB via the system BIOS. More information regarding this setting is provided in
the BIOS settings section of this document).
2. Optional - NVIDIA Quadro K600 1GB PCI-Express video board (not required)
O.S. System Hard Drive
500GB SATA-II 3Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Disk Drive (Minimum Recommendation)
Supported Memory Configurations
1.) Memory: 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 ECC memory –
Requires two 4GB DIMMs, (mixed DIMM sizes not recommended and may impact performance)
4GB memory modules installed in the following memory slots: DIMM1, DIMM2
2.) Memory: 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 ECC memory –
Requires four 4GB DIMMs, (mixed DIMM sizes not recommended and may impact performance)
4GB memory modules installed in the following memory slots: DIMM1, DIMM2, DIMM3, DIMM4
3.) Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 ECC memory –
Requires two 8GB DIMMs, (mixed DIMM sizes not recommended and may impact performance)
8GB memory modules installed in the following memory slots: DIMM1, DIMM2
Memory configuration constraints
Memory configurations which mix and match memory module sizes and locations should be avoided as they
may potentially result in a poor performing, non-optimal Avid editing operating environment.
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Memory Installation (same for SFF and Tower):
HP Z230 Memory DIMM Installation order
DIMMs are labelled on the motherboard 1, 2, 3, 4. Load DIMMs in the following order:
Config
8GB (2 x 4GB)
16GB (4 x 4GB)
8GB (2 x 8GB)
DIMM 1
X
X
X
DIMM 2
X
X
X
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
X
X
2.) Qualified O.S., Software, Hardware and shared storage supported:
Qualified Operating System
Win 7 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8 - Professional (64bit)
Windows 8 Enterprise (64bit)
Service Pack
SP1 – Required for Win 7
Media Composer
For Win7 M/C 6.5.4 (minimum) / For Win 8 M/C 7.0 (minimum)
NewsCutter
ISIS 1Gb Ethernet Client
(Minimum)
For Win7 N/C 10.5.4 (minimum) / For Win 8 N/C 11.0 (minimum)
ISIS 7000 / 5000 V4.0
Not Supported
ISIS 10Gb Hi-res Ethernet Client
StarTech 1394a PCI Firewire
adapter.
P/N PCI1394MP
3 external ports , 1 internal Port
The StarTech HBA is the only supported interface for 1394 camera or deck.
Can also be used for 1394 disk drives (recommended only for file transfers).
For Z230 Tower version only (in slot #5).
SFF Z230 does not have a PCI 32 bit / 33MHz slot to accommodate this HBA.
3.) AVID qualified HBA info
AVID qualified HBA
AVID Part Number
Optional - NVIDIA Quadro K600
1GB PCI-Express video board
Not stocked by AVID
SFF
Slot
Tower
Slot
Function
#1
#2
Optional Graphics GPU
LSI 9200-8e SAS controller
7030-30036-01
#1
or
#4
#2
or
#4
SAS Local Storage:
Xtore StudioRAID 16Re (16-bay) chassis
Xtore StudioRAID 5Te (5-bay) chassis
Atto H680
7030-30028-01
#1
or
#4
#2
or
#4
SAS Local Storage – Avid VideoRAID SR (16-bay)
Atto R680
7030-30435-00
#1
or
#4
#2
or
#4
SAS Local Storage –Avid VideoRAID ST (5-bay)
and Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti (5-bay) chassis
Not stocked by AVID
(Available
direct from StarTech)
More info below
N/A
FOR
SFF
#5
Mandatory primary 1394 connectivity for 1394
camera / deck
StarTech PCI1394MP Firewire
adapter.
1394a PCI HBA
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SLOT CONFIGURATION WARNING: The Z230 comes in Tower and SFF (Small Form Factor)
configurations. These configurations each use a different system motherboard. As a result there
are different slot configuration guidelines for each model. The SFF has four I/O slots and is covered
in section 4 below. The Tower has five I/O slots and is covered in section 5 below.
4.) Slot Configuration For SFF [Small Form Factor] Z230:
Please Note: The SFF will not support 1394 Firewire devices with Avid software because it does not have the
required PCI 32-bit / 33MHz slot needed to accommodate the required Startech 1394 Firewire HBA
All slots in SFF model are half length and half height
SFF
Slot #
Electrical
Mechanical
1
X16 PCI-E Gen 3
X16
2
x1 PCI-E Gen 2
X4
*1
Not defined for use.
3
x1 PCI-E Gen 2
X1
*1
Not defined for use.
4
x4 PCI-E Gen 2
X16
Embedded Intel
i217-LM GbE NIC
Utilization
*1
Optional Graphics Card or Local Storage HBA:
Nvidia Quadro K600
Atto H680 – Avid SAS VideoRAID SR (16-bay) support
Atto R680 – Avid SAS VideoRAID ST (5-bay) support
Atto R680 – SAS Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti (5-bay) support
LSI 9200-8e SAS Xtore 16Re (16-bay) support
LSI 9200-8e SAS Xtore 5Te (5-bay) support
*1 Local Storage HBA:
Atto H680 – Avid SAS VideoRAID SR (16-bay) support
Atto R680 – Avid SAS VideoRAID ST (5-bay) support
Atto R680 – SAS Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti (5-bay) support
LSI 9200-8e SAS Xtore 16Re (16-bay) support
LSI 9200-8e SAS Xtore 5Te (5-bay) support
Use for connectivity to Avid ISIS 5000 / 7000
Requires Windows 18.3 Intel ProSet Driver available at:
http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/download/Intel-18-3-NIC-Driver
*1
Firewire 1394 camera / deck should not be connected to any optional or 3rd party PCI-Express 1394 HBA
installed in Slot 1, 2, 3 or 4. The Z230 SFF does not support a 1394 camera or deck with Media Composer or
NewsCutter.
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Z230 SFF [Small Form Factor] I/O slot layout:
4
3
2
1
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5.) Slot Configuration For Tower Z230:
Tower
Slot #
Electrical
Mechanical
1
x1 PCI-E Gen 2
X4
2
x16 PCI-E Gen 3
X16
3
x1 PCI-E Gen 2
X1
4
x4 PCI-E Gen 2
X4
*1 Local Storage HBA:
Atto H680 – Avid SAS VideoRAID SR (16-bay) support
Atto R680 – Avid SAS VideoRAID ST (5-bay) support
Atto R680 – SAS Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti (5-bay) support
LSI 9200-8e SAS Xtore 16Re (16-bay) support
LSI 9200-8e SAS Xtore 5Te (5-bay) support
5
PCI 32bit / 33MHz
PCI 32/33
Optional StarTech PCI1394MP
PCI 1394 controller
Embedded Intel
i217-LM GbE NIC
Utilization
*1
Not defined for use.
*1
Optional Graphics Card or Local Storage HBA:
Nvidia Quadro K600
Atto H680 – Avid SAS VideoRAID SR (16-bay) support
Atto R680 – Avid SAS VideoRAID ST (5-bay) support
Atto R680 – SAS Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti (5-bay) support
LSI 9200-8e SAS Xtore 16Re (16-bay) support
LSI 9200-8e SAS Xtore 5Te (5-bay) support
*1
Not defined for use.
Use for connectivity to Avid ISIS 5000 / 7000
Requires Windows 18.3 Intel ProSet Driver available at:
http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/download/Intel-18-3-NIC-Driver
*1
Firewire 1394 camera / deck should not be connected to any optional or 3rd party PCI-Express 1394 HBA
installed in Slot 1, 2, 3 or 4. For operation with Media Composer / NewsCutter, connectivity to a 1394 Camera /
Deck must be via a StarTech PCI1394MP HBA installed in sot #5.
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Z230 Tower I/O slot layout:
5
4
3
2
1
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6.) Clarification / Utilization of optional add-in 1394 controllers for camera / deck control.
For Media Composer and NewsCutter, a 1394 camera or deck can only be used with the Z230 Tower and must
connect via the optional StarTech PCI1394MP PCI 1394 4-port controller (3 external ports , 1 internal port)
which resides in slot #5.
Add-in 1394 Controller
Optional StarTech PCI1394MP
PCI 1394a 4-port controller
(Sot #5 , Tower model only)
Optional
rd
HP or 3 party FireWire IEEE 1394
PCI-Express x1 HBA
Utilization for 1394 Camera / Deck connectivity
with Media Composer & NewsCutter
Mandatory requirement. Yes - Supports 1394 Deck / Camera
Does not fit in SFF system , No available I/O slot,
and is Full-Height HBA
Cannot be used for connectivity to a 1394 Deck / Camera which is
being interfaced to Media Composer or NewsCutter
It is alright for this HBA to reside in the system. It will not
cause any functional problem as long as it is not used for
1394 Camera / Deck connectivity for Media Composer or
NewsCutter.
Below are pictures and links to specifications and ordering information for the Avid qualified PCI 1394 Firewire HBA:
Optional StarTech PCI1394MP PCI 1394 4-port (3 external / 1 internal) controller, (Slot #5 , Tower Only)
http://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/FireWire/4-Port-IEEE-1394-FireWire-PCI-Card~PCI1394MP
External 1394 ports for M/C and N/C 1394
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How to identify the unqualified (incorrect) Firewire HBA:
The incorrect (unqualified) PCI-Express 1394 Firewire HBA is a PCI-e x1 card and would reside in slot 1, 2, 3 or 4 in
either the Tower or SFF. It is alright for this HBA to reside in the system, it will not cause a problem as long as it not
used for 1394 Camera / Deck connectivity for Media Composer or NewsCutter.
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7.) Various Configuration Issues:
A.) HP Z230 (Tower and SFF) System BIOS settings:
1.) Verify CPU Hyper-Threading – Enable
2.) If using the embedded Intel HD P4600 graphics, set dedicated video memory to
512MB **
3.) Set Intel Turbo Mode*** – Disable
**
Only required if using the embedded Intel HD P4600 graphics. If using the Nvidia Quadro
K600 do not make this setting because it will allocate memory that will not be useable by the
system O.S.
***
Only required if connecting USB audio I/O devices. This setting will eliminate any audio
“motor-boating” or audio “popping” which may be experienced with USB audio I/O devices.
Set Z230 (Tower and SFF) Required system BIOS settings:
-
During boot up press F10 to invoke BIOS Set Up.
-
Select the Advanced tab
-
Select Device Options Setup
-
Select Hyper-Threading
Default setting is Enable – verify that this is set
-
Select IGD Memory (only if using embedded Intel HD 4600 graphics, otherwise skip this setting)
Select 512MB
-
Select Turbo Mode
Default setting is Enable
 Change this setting from Enable to Disable (Only required if connecting USB audio I/O
devices)
-
Press F10 to Save and Exit
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B.) O.S. setting recommendations for optimum performance with Avid Editing applications:
The following link provides O.S. setting suggestions for ensuring optimum performance when working with
your Avid editing application with either Windows 7 or Windows 8 O.S.
http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/troubleshooting/en390339
C.) Qualified Video Drivers:
AVID Software
Min Version(s)
GPU
Driver Required
Media Composer
NewsCutter
6.5.4
10.5.4
Quadro K600
Nvidia 310.90
Media Composer
NewsCutter
7.0.3
11.0.3
Quadro K600
Nvidia 320.78
Media Composer
NewsCutter
6.5.4
10.5.4
Intel HD P4600
Recommend using latest
posted on HP’s website
After installation of the AVID software the supported Nvidia driver can be found in the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Avid\Utilities\Nvidia.
If a specified Nvidia driver is NOT included with the patch Avid installer, the required Nvidia driver can typically be
found on the Avid Knowledge Base.
The supported Intel HD P4600 driver can be found on the H.P. support website for the Z230.
Refer to the ReadMe for driver information for the specific version of Media Composer or NewsCutter being
installed
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Set optimized Nvidia driver settings for Avid editing environments:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
See picture below
Right-Click on the desktop and select Nvidia Control Panel
Select Manage 3D Settings
Select “Global Settings” Tab
Under the “Global Settings” tab select “Base Profile”.
Scroll down and locate the “Power Management Mode” feature. The default setting is “Adaptive”. For
the “Power management mode” feature, select “Prefer maximum performance” as shown in the picture
below.
7. Depress the “Apply” button.
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8. Set the PhysX device configuration
9. Under 3D Settings select “Set PhysX Configuration” (See picture below)
10. Under “Select a PhysX processor:” , Auto-select is currently selected.
11. See picture below
12. Under “Select a PhysX processor:” , Change the setting to Quadro K600
13. Depress the “Apply” button.
14. Nvidia driver optimization settings for Avid environments are complete
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D.) Serial Port Deck Control:
The HP Z230 Tower and SFF workstation(s) do not have an embedded serial port. Serial port deck control can be
established via two methods (both of which have been qualified by Avid and will maintain frame accuracy in Avid
environments)
1. Addenda model RS-USB / 4 direct USB-to-RS422 serial adapter. This is a simple device which connects directly from a
USB 2.0 port of the Z230 directly to the RS422 port of a deck.
http://www.addenda.com/addenda-elect/products/rsUSB4.php
2. Combination of a Keyspan (Tripp-Lite) Model USA-19HS USB-to-serial-port adapter with Addenda Rosetta
Stone model RS – 2/8 RS232-to-RS422 converter
- Keyspan (Tripp-Lite) Model USA-19HS (AVID P/N 7080-20013-01)
http://www.tripplite.com/en/products/model.cfm?txtSeriesID=518&EID=13384&txtModelID=3914
-
Addenda Rosetta Stone (or equivalent) model RS – 2/8 RS232-to-RS422 converter (AVID P/N
7070-00507-01)
http://www.addenda.com/addenda-elect/products/rs28.php
To connect the Keyspan 19HS / Addenda RS -2/8 combination:
- Install the Keyspan 19HS driver before plugging the device into a Z230 USB port.
- Once the Keyspan 19HS driver is installed then plug the Keyspan 19HS into a Z230 USB 2.0 port.
- The Keyspan 19HS will now show up in device driver.
- Using a serial cable, connect the 9-pin serial port of the Keyspan 19HS USB adapter to the port of the
Addenda marked RS232 from PC
- Using a 2nd serial port cable connect the port of the Addenda marked “RS422 to VTR” to the deck control
serial port of the deck.
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E.) Set Windows “Visual Effects” for “best performance”:
1. Right-Click on Computer icon
2. Select Properties
3. The screen below will be displayed:
4. On the left side of the screen above, locate and select “Advanced system settings”
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5.
The System properties window will be displayed. (Picture below).
6.
7.
8.
Under the “Advanced” tab depress the “Settings...” button for performance.
The “performance Options” window will be displayed.
Under the “Visual Effects” tab select the “Adjust for best performance” selection. (Picture below).
9. Depress the “Apply” button
10. Reboot Windows
11. Required Windows visual performance settings for Avid environments are now complete
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F.) Embedded Intel i217-LM 1G/b network interface for ISIS 5000 / 7000 connectivity:
For proper operation and connectivity of the Intel i217-LM network interface with ISIS the following are required
(these settings will be made automatically by the ISIS 4.5 client installer if the 18.3 driver is installed prior to the
ISIS client, for ISIS client prior to ver 4.5 these settings will need to be manually set):
1.
Requires Windows 18.3 Intel ProSet Driver available at:
http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/download/Intel-18-3-NIC-Driver
2. For the Intel i217-LM driver, under the performance settings, change the following parameters:
- Receive Buffers to 1024
- Transmit Buffers to 1024
3. Disable the windows firewall.
To set the Intel i217-LM Receive / Transmit buffers:
Go to device manager. Under “Network adapters” select the device named “Intel Ethernet Connection i217-LM”, which
will be used for ISIS connectivity.
Right-click, Select properties, select “Advanced” tab.
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Select Performance Options
Set Receive Buffers to 1024
Set Transmit Buffers to 1024
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Disable Windows Firewall
Select Control Panel / System and Security / Windows Firewall / Customize Settings
Revision Update
Revision
Draft
Date
Name
Oct 10th , 2013
Joe Conforti
Update
Initial Release of the Z230 Workstation Tower / SFF
configuration guide for Media Composer and NewsCutter
[Software only]
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