Apple 8550 User Manual

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Setting Up Your

Workgroup Server 8550

Includes information about setting up and expanding your server system; also includes technical specifications

KApple Computer, Inc.

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Contents

Communications regulation information / viii

Laser information / ix

About This Guide / 1

About your Workgroup Server 8550 and

Power Macintosh software / 1

Who should read this guide / 2

What this guide contains / 2

How to use this guide / 2

Other reference material / 3

Where to find answers / 4

1Setting Up Your Server / 5

Your server at a glance / 6 Security issues / 8

Physically isolating the system / 8 Using a locking cable / 8

Installing internal devices / 9 Connecting a monitor / 9

Connecting the monitor’s power cord / 9 Connecting the monitor cable / 11

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Connecting the mouse and keyboard / 12 Connecting a keyboard with a built-incable / 12 Connecting a keyboard with a separate cable / 13

Connecting other external devices / 13

Plugging in the server / 14

Turning the server on / 15

Problems turning on your server? / 17

Turning the server off / 18

Using the Shut Down command / 18

2Connecting to the Network / 19

Connecting to an Ethernet network / 20 Connecting to twisted-pairEthernet / 21 Connecting to a thin coaxial Ethernet / 22 Connecting to other types of Ethernet / 23

Connecting to a LocalTalk network / 24 Building a high-performancenetwork / 25

Creating a high-performanceEthernet segment / 26 Using multiple network segments / 27

Setting up multihoming / 28

Use a router to connect each network segment / 28 Have users select the server in their own zone / 29

3Expanding Your Server and Connecting Other Equipment / 31

Opening the server safely / 32 Installing an expansion card / 34

Power requirements / 34

Installing a PCI expansion card / 35 Upgrading the processor / 40

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Expanding memory / 41

Connecting hard disks and other SCSI devices / 42

Setting the SCSI ID number / 43

Installing an additional hard disk in the internal disk drive bracket / 45

Installing a drive in the auxiliary bay / 54

Connecting an external SCSI drive / 60

Installing a device driver / 62

Do you need to initialize a hard disk? / 62

Connecting a printer / 63

Connecting an additional monitor / 64

Connecting a trackball or other input device / 64

Connecting a modem or GeoPort Telecom Adapter / 65 Connecting audio equipment / 65

About your server’s sound ports / 66

Connecting most audio equipment / 67

Connecting and positioning a microphone / 68

Connecting external stereo speakers / 69

Appendix A Safety, Maintenance, and Health Information / 71

Important server safety instructions / 71

Handling your computer equipment / 72

Handling the monitor / 73

Handling the keyboard / 74

Handling floppy disks / 74

Handling CD-ROMdiscs / 75

Ejecting a disk / 76

If you can’t eject a floppy disk / 76

Power supply / 77

Contents v

Cleaning your equipment / 77

Cleaning the server case / 77

Cleaning the monitor / 77

Cleaning the mouse / 77

Locking and unlocking the mouse / 79 Health-relatedinformation about computer use / 81

Musculoskeletal discomfort / 81

Eye fatigue / 82

Arranging your office / 83

Avoiding fatigue / 84

What about electromagnetic emissions? / 85

Appendix B Technical Information / 87

Expanding your Workgroup Server 8550 / 88

Specifications / 89

Main unit / 89

Processor / 89

Memory / 89

DRAM, VRAM, and cache configurations / 89

DRAM configurations / 90

VRAM configurations / 91

Cache configurations / 91

Adding DRAM / 91

Graphics modes / 92

Internal disk drives / 94

Clock/calendar / 94

Keyboard / 94

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Mouse / 94

Interfaces / 94

Audio system / 96

Typical specifications / 96

AC line input / 98

AC line output / 98

DC power / 98

Power requirements for devices you can connect / 98 Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) / 98

Audio and telecommunications devices / 99 Expansion cards and devices / 99

Assigning SCSI ID numbers / 100

Size and Weight / 101

Environment / 101

Operating temperature / 101

Storage temperature / 101

Relative humidity / 101

Altitude / 101

Specifications for the 600i CD-ROMdrive / 102 Data / 102

Audio capacity / 102

Modes supported / 103

Data streaming and transfer rates / 103

Power consumption (typical) / 103

Laser / 103

Index / 105

Contents vii

Communications regulation information

FCC statement

DOC statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequencyenergy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions in this manual, may cause interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the user, at the user’s own expense, will be required to correct the interference.

DOC Class A Compliance

VCCI statement

CE statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

This equipment has been designed, tested, and found compliant with the Class A limits for Information Technology Equipment of EN55022. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against radio interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

IMPORTANT Changes or modifications to this product are not authorized by Apple Computer, Inc., and could void the FCC certification and negate your authority to operate the product. This product was tested for FCC compliance under conditions that included the use of shielded cables and connectors between system components.

It is important that you use shielded cables and connectors to reduce the possibility of causing interference to radios, television sets, and other electronic devices. For Apple peripheral devices, you can obtain the proper shielded cables through an Apple-authorizeddealer. Fornon-Appleperipheral devices, contact the manufacturer or dealer for assistance.

Observation des normes—ClasseBLe présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la Classe A prescrites dans les règlements sur le brouillage radioélectrique édictés par le Ministère des Communications du Canada.

This equipment generates, uses, and may radiate radio-frequencyenergy and, if not properly installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may result in interference to radio communications.

Operation of this equipment is a residential area may cause radio interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

viii Communications regulation information

Laser information

WARNING Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified in your equipment’s manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

WARNING Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet containing the laser. The laser beam used in this product is harmful to the eyes. The use of optical instruments, such as magnifying lenses, with this product increases the potential hazard to your eyes. For your safety, have this equipment serviced only by anApple-authorizedservice provider.

If you have an internal Apple CD-ROMdrive in your computer, your computer is a Class 1 laser product. The Class 1 label, located in auser-accessiblearea, indicates that the drive meets minimum safety requirements. A service warning label is located in aservice-accessiblearea. The labels on your product may differ slightly from the ones shown here.

Laser information

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About This Guide

This guide tells you how to set up your Workgroup Server 8550 and connect it to a network. It also provides technical specifications for your server and information about adding internal and external devices to your server. This setup guide is a companion to the Workgroup Server Administrator’s Guide, which tells you how to configure the system software for use with your Workgroup Server, use application software programs, use your server’s builtinCD-ROMdrive and tape backup unit, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems that you may encounter while using your server.

About your Workgroup Server 8550 and Power Macintosh software

Your Workgroup Server 8550 is powered by the PowerPCmicroprocessor (or “chip”). This microprocessor was designed by Apple Computer, Inc., Motorola, Inc., and IBM Corporation. The PowerPC microprocessor uses Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) technology to deliver very high performance at the lowest possible cost. The PowerPC RISC microprocessor represents the state of the art in microprocessor design.

Your Workgroup Server 8550 will run almost all of your existing Macintosh software, but for best performance and greatest speed, look for software programs designed especially for Power Macintosh computers. You’ll find Power Macintosh programs at any software store that carries products

for Macintosh.

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