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Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750
Adapter Installation Guide
This adapter allows you to connect your WebReboot to the
Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750 server, which does not contain
standard power switch pins.
Part #: DPE750
WebReboot™
Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter
Installation Guide
Copyright 2006. Servprise International, Inc. All rights reserved.
Dell™, PowerEdge™, and Dell PowerEdge™ are trademarks of
Dell Inc.
Product Description
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Product Description
The Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter allows you to connect your
servers that don’t contain power pins to the WebReboot. The
adapter connects to the server’s front panel board, and provides a
connection for power switch pins.
This connector is known to work with the following Dell
PowerEdge™ servers:
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Product Description
Customer Service
Online:
Additional information that may not be included in this guide
can be found at http://www.servprise.com. Questions may be
emailed to support@servprise.com.
Telephone:
1-800-832-3823 – United States
PowerEdge 750
1-401-741-3295 – International
Mail:
Servprise International, Inc.
447 Rawson Street
Leicester, MA 01524
USA
Caution: By installing and/or using the Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter,
you are accepting all risk of damage to yourself, your equipment, your data,
and the WebReboot, and releasing Servprise International, Inc. and all of its
personnel, agents, and officers of any and all liability. Failure to abide by
static-safe practices and the maintenance instructions associated with your
equipment significantly increases the chance of damage to your equipment.
Check with your computer manufacturer before connecting the Dell™
PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter to your equipment to ensure you will not void
the warranty on your equipment. Servprise International highly recommends
having a trained computer repair technician perform all maintenance and
upgrade work on computer equipment.
Installation
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Installation Preparation
1. Before proceeding with the installation, ground yourself with a
suitable anti-static wrist strap to reduce the risk of damage to
your equipment.
2. Open your server’s chassis by following the maintenance
instructions that came with your equipment.
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Installation
Option 1 - Installation Using a PCI Slot (Recommended)
Servprise recommends using the External PCI Slot Cover
Adapter to enable quick and easy connections at the rear of the
server for the WebReboot. Of course, the drawback to this
installation is that it requires an available PCI slot. To use this
installation type, please continue to Installation With PCI Slot
on page 6.
3. You must first decide which type of WebReboot installation you
would like to make with each server. Two options are available:
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Installation using a PCI slot
•
Installation without using a PCI slot
An overview of each type of installation is provided on the
following two pages.
Figure 1 – Installation Using a PCI Slot (Recommended)
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Option 2 - Installation Without Using a PCI Slot
The Direct Motherboard Cable can be used to connect the
WebReboot to a server if no PCI slots are available. To use this
installation type, please continue to Installation Without PCI
Slot on page 8.
Installation With PCI Slot
1. This installation requires the following parts, as shown below in
Figure 3:
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WebReboot Cable
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External PCI Slot Cover Adapter
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Motherboard Cable
Figure 2 – Installation Without Using a PCI Slot
Figure 3 – Parts Required for PCI Slot Installation
2. First, install the External PCI Slot Cover Adapter in an available
PCI slot in your server, as shown in Figure 4 and Figure 5.
Figure 4 – External View of PCI Slot Cover Adapter Installed
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Installation Without PCI Slot
1. This installation requires the following parts, as shown below in
Figure 7:
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WebReboot Cable
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Direct Motherboard Cable
Figure 5 – Internal View of PCI Slot Cover Adapter
3. Connect one end of the Motherboard Cable to the MBoard Pins
port on the External PCI Slot Cover Adapter, as shown in Figure
6.
Figure 7 – Parts Required for Installation Without a PCI Slot
2. The Direct Motherboard Cable can be routed through any
available location in the chassis.
Figure 6 – Internal View of PCI Slot Cover Adapter with Motherboard Cable
4. Now that the External PCI Slot Cover Adapter installation is
complete, you may continue installation of the Dell™
PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter on page 10.
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3. To install the Direct Motherboard Cable, route the smaller black
connector through one of the available holes, as shown in Figure
8.
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Continue this portion of the installation only after completing
Installation With PCI Slot on page 6, OR Installation Without PCI Slot
on page 8.
1. The other end of the Motherboard Cable will be routed through
the server up to the front panel board. Pull sufficient cable
through to reach the front panel board, highlighted in Figure 10.
Figure 8 – Installing the Direct Motherboard Cable
4. After carefully pulling the wire through (take caution to not
twist the wire as you pull it and risk damaging the wire on the
metal edges), neatly bend the wire as shown in Figure 9.
Figure 10 - Top View of PowerEdge 750 with Front Panel Board Highlighted
Figure 9 – Neatly Installed Direct Motherboard Cable (Top View)
5. Now that the Direct Motherboard Cable installation is complete,
you may continue installation of the Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750
Adapter on page 10.
Installation
2. Remove the ribbon cable from the front panel board by gently
pulling it.
Figure 11 – Ribbon Cable Removed from Front Panel Board
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3. Connect the ribbon cable to the Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750
Adapter as shown in Figure 12 and Figure 13. Be very careful
to properly align the pins when connecting the adapter to
the ribbon cable and ensure that the notch on the ribbon
cable is facing the proper direction as highlighted in Figure
13.
Figure 12 – Adapter Board Properly Aligned with Ribbon Cable
Figure 13 – Adapter Board Fully Connected to Ribbon Cable, Proper
Configuration Highlighted
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4. Attach the Motherboard Cable that was routed through the
chassis to the Power port on the Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750
Adapter, as shown in Figure 14.
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5. Align the Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter with the pins on the
front panel connector,. Be extremely careful to not misalign
the pins. Gently insert the board.
6. Your Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter installation should
resemble Figure 15.
Figure 14 – Connecting the Motherboard Cable to the Adapter Board
Figure 15 – Completed Adapter Board Installation Detail
7. Using a flashlight, ensure that the adapter has been properly
connected to the front panel board by viewing the small space
between the adapter’s socket and the front panel board pins as
highlighted in Figure 16. Also check the other side of the
connector. In a proper install, there will be no unattached pins
on either side.
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Figure 16 - Ensuring that the Adapter Board is Properly Aligned with the
Front Panel Board
Figure 17 – Completed Adapter Board Installation
8. If you have any surplus Motherboard Cable in the chassis, you
may coil it to neaten the install, as shown Figure 17.
9. You may now close the lid to your server and reinsert it in your
network rack.
Caution: When closing the lid, MAKE SURE the adapter and
ribbon cable are safely WITHIN CLEARANCE of the lid.
Failure to do so could cause the adapter and ribbon cable to
become snagged on the closing the lid, the force of which may
break your server’s front panel board.
10. Be sure to test the front panel Power switch to verify that the
Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter is properly installed. If the
switch does not operate as expected, then either the Dell™
PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter is not properly seated on the front
panel board, the front panel cable is not properly seated on the
Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter, or the Dell™ PowerEdge™
750 Adapter is not installed correctly.
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11. Connect the server to your WebReboot using the instructions in
the WebReboot User’s Guide.
12. Configure the WebReboot ports for a Power switch connection.
See the WebReboot User’s Guide for more details.
What’s the Difference Between Reset and Power?
The WebReboot supports two methods of interfacing to a server.
The most common method is through the Reset switch pins,
while a secondary method is through the Power switch pins.
You need to configure the WebReboot for the proper connection
type because of the different techniques used to perform a
reboot.
For a Reset switch connection, the WebReboot connects the pins
together for a brief amount of time, and then releases the pins,
which causes the computer to reboot. For a Power switch
connection, the WebReboot must first connect the pins together
for several seconds (turning the computer off), release the pins
and wait (allowing the components to “settle”), and then connect
the Power switch pins together again for a brief moment
(turning the computer back on).
13. Test the reboot and power-off/power-on functionality from the
WebReboot before finishing. If the commands do not operate as
expected, then either the ports are improperly configured, the
Motherboard Cable or Direct Motherboard Cable is not properly
installed on the Dell™ PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter, or the Dell™
PowerEdge™ 750 Adapter is not properly installed on the
server’s motherboard.
Servprise International, Inc.
447 Rawson Street
Leicester, MA 01524 USA
*MANDPE75001*
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