Apple 8550 User Manual
Setting Up Your
Workgroup Server 8550
Includes information about setting up and expanding your server system; also includes technical specifications
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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
Connecting the mouse and keyboard / 12 Connecting a keyboard with a
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
Connecting to a LocalTalk network / 24 Building a
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
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
Ejecting a disk / 76
If you can’t eject a floppy disk / 76
Power supply / 77
Cleaning your equipment / 77
Cleaning the server case / 77
Cleaning the monitor / 77
Cleaning the mouse / 77
Locking and unlocking the mouse / 79
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
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
Audio capacity / 102
Modes supported / 103
Data streaming and transfer rates / 103
Power consumption (typical) / 103
Laser / 103
Index / 105
Communications regulation information
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
DOC Class A Compliance
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
This equipment generates, uses, and may radiate
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
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 an
If you have an internal Apple
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 builtin
About your Workgroup Server 8550 and Power Macintosh software
Your Workgroup Server 8550 is powered by the PowerPC™ microprocessor (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