Gateway 920 User Manual

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Gateway 920 Server

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Contents

1 Checking Out Your Gateway Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 System board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Server Companion CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Gateway Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

2 Setting Up Your Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Setting up the hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Starting your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Understanding the power-on self-test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Turning off your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Setting up the operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

3 Maintaining Your Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Caring for your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Cleaning your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Preparing for system recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Recording the BIOS configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 System administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Gateway Server Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Server security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Using your Server Companion CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

4 Installing Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Preparing to install components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Selecting a place to work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Gathering the tools you need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Opening the server case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Closing the server case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Installing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Installing a CD, DVD, or diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Installing a hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Installing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

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Installing PCI expansion cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Replacing the processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Replacing the power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Replacing the system board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Replacing the case fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Replacing the CMOS battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

5 Using the BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Opening the BIOS Setup utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Updating the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Recovering the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Resetting the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Bypassing the BIOS passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Before calling Gateway Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Tutoring and training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Beep codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 CD or DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Expansion cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Modem (telephone dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

A Server Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

System specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 System board specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Hardware monitor specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

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Temperature sensor specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Environmental specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Video specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Resolution support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Electronic specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 System I/O addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Memory map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Interrupts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 PCI interrupt routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Additional specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

B BIOS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

C Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

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Checking Out

Your GatewayServer 1

Read this chapter to learn:

Where drives, ports, jacks, and controls are located

Where system board components are located

What help resources are available

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Front

CD or DVD drive

USB ports

Diskette drive

Power button

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Back

Back

Power connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft

Mouse port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate of

Keyboard port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authenticity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parallel port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thumbscrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lock slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release latch

Card retention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System label

cover thumbscrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card retention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover

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System board

Auxiliary power connector

Rear fan connector

Processor

slot

Processor fan connector

Front panel

USB connector

64-bit PCI slots

32-bit PCI slot

Intrusion switch connector

Main power connector

Memory

module slots

Third IDE connector

Diskette drive connector

Front panel connector

Primary IDE connector

Secondary IDE connector

CMOS battery

Configuration jumper J13

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Getting Help

Getting Help

In addition to your operating system’s documentation, there are additional information resources available to help you use your server.

Server Companion CD

Use the Server Companion CD to access file utilities and documentation for your server and its components. For more information, see Using Your Server Companion CD.

Gateway Web site

Gateway provides a variety of information on its Web site to help you use your server.

Visit the Gateway Web site at support.gateway.com for:

Technical documentation and product guides

Technical tips and support

Updated hardware drivers

Order status

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Telephone support

You can access a wide range of services through your telephone, including customer service, technical support, and information services. For more information, see “Telephone support” on page 64.

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Setting UpServerYour 2

Read this chapter to learn how to:

Use your server safely

Start and turn off your server

Restart (reboot) your server

Set up your operating system

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Setting up the hardware

To make sure that your working environment is safe:

Use a clean, dry, flat, stable surface for your server. Allow at least 6 inches at the rear of the server for cabling and air circulation.

Use the instructions on your server’s setup poster to set up your hardware.

Use an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) with surge protection for protection from power outages and power spikes.

Warning Your server comes with a 3-wire AC power cord fitted with the correct plug style for your region. If this plug does not match the connector on your UPS or wall outlet, do not attempt to modify the plug in any way. Use a UPS or wall outlet that is appropriate for the supplied AC power cord.

Avoid subjecting your server to extreme temperature changes. Do not expose your server to direct sunlight, heating ducts, or other heat-generating objects. Damage caused by extreme temperatures is not covered by your warranty. As a general rule, your server is safest at temperatures that are comfortable for you.

Keep your server and magnetic media away from equipment that generates magnetic fields, such as unshielded stereo speakers. Strong magnetic fields can erase data on both diskettes and hard drives. Even a telephone placed too close to the server may cause interference.

Important Keep the server boxes and packing material in case you need to send the server to Gateway for service. If you return your server in different packaging, your warranty may be voided.

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Protecting from power source problems

Protecting from power source problems

Lne conditioners and uninterruptible power supplies can help protect your server against power source problems.

Line conditioners

A line conditioner protects your server from the small fluctuations in voltage from an electrical supply. Most servers can handle this variation, called line noise, without problems. However, some electrical sources include more line noise than normal. Line noise can also be a problem if your server is located near, or shares a circuit with, a device that causes electromagnetic interference, such as a television or a motor.

Some uninterruptible power supplies include simple line-conditioning capabilities.

Uninterruptible power supplies

Use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect your server from data loss during a total power failure. A UPS uses a battery to keep your server running temporarily during a power failure and lets you save your work and shut down your server. You cannot run your server for an extended period of time while using only the UPS. Be sure to use a UPS with surge protection. To buy a UPS, contact Gateway Technical Support, Gateway Sales, visit accessories.gateway.com. For more information on contacting technical support, see “Telephone support” on page 64

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Starting your server

Before you start your server for the first time:

Make sure that the server and monitor are plugged into a power outlet or UPS and that the UPS (if you are using one) is turned on.

Make sure that all cables are firmly connected to the correct ports and jacks on the back of the server.

Warning When you connect peripheral devices to the server, make sure that your server and devices are turned off and the power cords are unplugged.

To start the server:

1 Press the power button.

Power button

When the power

It means...

button LED is...

 

 

 

Green

The server is turned on.

 

 

Orange

The server is in Standby.

 

 

Off

The server is turned off.

 

 

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Starting your server

If nothing happens when you press the power button:

Make sure that the power cord is plugged in securely and that your UPS (if you are using one) is plugged in and turned on.

Make sure that the monitor is connected to the server, plugged into the power outlet or UPS, and turned on. You may also need to adjust the monitor’s brightness and contrast controls.

2 The first time you turn on the server, any pre-installed operating system may begin asking you for configuration settings. See your operating system’s documentation for instructions on configuring advanced settings for your specific network.

Understanding the power-on self-test

When you turn on your server, the power-on self-test (POST) routine checks the server memory and components. If POST finds any problems, the server displays error messages. Write down any error messages that you see, then see “Error messages” on page 68 and “Beep codes” on page 71 for troubleshooting information.

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Turning off your server

Every time you turn off your server, first shut down the operating system. You may lose data if you do not follow the correct procedure.

To turn off the server:

1 See the operating system’s documentation or online help for instructions on shutting down the operating system. Whenever possible, you should use the operating system’s shut down procedure instead of pressing the power button.

2 If your server did not turn off automatically, press the power button. If nothing happens when you press the power button, press and hold it for five seconds and the server will turn off.

Warning The power button on the server does not turn off server AC power. To remove AC power from the server, you must unplug the AC power cord from the wall outlet or power source. The power cord is considered the disconnect device to the main (AC) power.

Warning If you routinely turn off your server (daily or weekly), do not unplug the server or use the On/Off switch on the UPS. Regularly cutting off all power to your server may cause the CMOS battery to fail prematurely.

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Setting up the operating system

Setting up the operating system

If you ordered your server with the operating system already installed by Gateway, it is completely installed and the basic settings are already configured. See your operating system’s documentation or online help for instructions on configuring advanced settings for your specific network.

If you are installing an operating system because it was not already installed by Gateway, see the appropriate installation guide for instructions.

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MaintainingServerYour 3

Read this chapter to learn how to:

Care for your server

Record the BIOS configuration

Manage your server and network

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Caring for your server

To extend the life of your server:

Be careful not to bump or drop your server.

When transporting your server, we recommend that you put it in the original packaging materials.

Keep your server and magnetic media away from equipment that generates magnetic fields.

Avoid subjecting your server to extreme temperatures. Do not expose your server to heating ducts or other heat-generating objects. Damage caused by extreme temperatures is not covered by your warranty. As a general rule, your server is safest at temperatures that are comfortable for you.

Keep all liquids away from your server. When spilled onto server components, almost any liquid can result in extremely expensive repairs that are not covered under your warranty.

Avoid dusty or dirty work environments. Dust and dirt can clog the internal mechanisms and can cause the server to overheat.

Cleaning your server

Keeping your server clean and the vents free from dust helps keep your server performing at its best. Your server cleaning kit could include:

A soft, lint-free cloth

Glass cleaner

An aerosol can of air with a narrow, straw-like extension

Isopropyl alcohol

Cotton swabs

A tape drive cleaning cartridge (if a tape drive is installed)

A CD or DVD drive cleaning kit

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Caring for your server

Cleaning tips

Always turn off your server and other peripheral devices before cleaning any components.

Warning When you shut down your server, the power turns off, but some electrical current still flows through your server. To avoid possible injury from electrical shock, unplug the power cord and all other cables connected to the server.

Use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean your server and other parts of your server system. Do not use abrasive or solvent cleaners because they can damage the finish on components.

Keep the cooling vents free of dust. With your server turned off and unplugged, brush the dust away from the vents with a damp cloth, but be careful not to drip any water into the vents.

Cleaning the keyboard

You should clean the keyboard occasionally by using an aerosol can of air with a narrow, straw-like extension to remove dust and lint trapped under the keys.

If you spill liquid on the keyboard, turn off your server and turn the keyboard upside down to let the liquid drain. Let the keyboard dry completely before trying to use it again. If the keyboard does not work after it dries, you may need to replace it. Keyboard damage resulting from spilled liquids is not covered by your warranty.

Cleaning the screen

If your computer screen is a flat panel display, use only a damp, soft cloth to clean it. Never spray water directly onto the screen.

Warning The computer screen is made of specially coated glass and can be scratched or damaged by abrasive or ammonia-based glass cleaners.

- OR -

If your computer screen is not a flat panel display, use a soft cloth dampened with glass cleaner to clean the screen. Never spray cleaner directly onto the screen.

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Cleaning the tape drive

If you use a tape drive to back up your files, regular maintenance will lengthen the life of the drive. To maintain the drive’s reliability:

Clean the drive monthly with the cleaning cartridge included with the drive.

Remove the tape from the drive whenever the drive is not in use.

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Preparing for system recovery

Preparing for system recovery

If your system files are corrupted, you may not be able to start the server from the hard drive. Startup diskettes are diskettes that let you start the server and attempt to fix the problem. See your operating system’s documentation or online help for instructions on creating startup diskettes.

Some operating systems also let you create an emergency repair diskette to back up critical operating system files. See your operating system’s documentation or online help for instructions on using an emergency repair diskette.

Recording the BIOS configuration

To help keep track of your custom changes to BIOS settings and to prepare for system recovery, you should record your BIOS configuration after you have your server set up and working.

To record your BIOS configuration:

1 Print the appendix for BIOS Settings in this guide.

2 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.

3 Record the BIOS settings on your printout.

 

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Chapter 3: Maintaining Your Server

System administration

Gateway Server Manager

Gateway Server Manager lets you manage multiple computers on a Windows network from a single window, then implement commands and policies across the network with a single action. With Gateway Server Manager, you can run system management tasks which are triggered by certain events or conditions.

Printed documentation comes with the Gateway Server Manager CD. You can find additional documentation in the program’s online help.

Server security

To prevent unauthorized use of the server, you can set BIOS startup passwords.

Using BIOS security passwords

Set up a supervisor password to prevent unauthorized access to the BIOS Setup utility. After you create a supervisor password, you can set up a user password to prevent unauthorized access to the server. You can:

Enter either password to finish starting the server.

Enter the supervisor password to access the BIOS Setup utility.

For information about resetting BIOS passwords, see “Bypassing the BIOS passwords” on page 61.

To set the BIOS security passwords:

1 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.

2 Select the Security menu.

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System administration

3 Select the password to set according to the following table.

Option

Description

 

 

Supervisor password

To control access to system configuration, set a

 

supervisor password. Using a supervisor password lets

 

you make changes to any setting in the BIOS.

 

Passwords can be cleared. To clear the passwords, see

 

“Bypassing the BIOS passwords” on page 61.

 

 

User password

The supervisor password must be set up before a user

 

password can be set. To control access to the server, set

 

a user password. The supervisor can set the level of

 

access granted to the user password. The user password

 

access levels are:

 

No Access. User cannot access the BIOS Setup utility.

 

Limited. User can change only the date and time.

 

View Only. User can see all settings, but cannot

 

change them.

 

Full. User can change every setting except the

 

supervisor password.

 

Passwords can be cleared. To clear the passwords, see

 

“Bypassing the BIOS passwords” on page 61.

 

 

4 Type the password and press ENTER, then type it again and press ENTER.

5 Save your changes, then close the BIOS Setup utility.

 

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Chapter 3: Maintaining Your Server

Using your Server Companion CD

You can use your Server Companion CD to:

Install hardware drivers

Install programs

View server documentation

Instructions for using the CD are provided in Using Your Server Companion CD.

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ComponentsInstalling 4

Read this chapter to learn how to:

Open and close the server case

Install drives

Install memory modules

Install expansion cards

Replace the processor

Replace the power supply

Replace the system board

Replace the rear case fan

Replace the CMOS battery

You must open your server case to install components. If you are not comfortable with these procedures, get help from a more experienced computer user or computer service technician, or contact Gateway Technical Support.

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Preparing to install components

Selecting a place to work

Work on your server in an area that:

Is clean (avoid dusty areas)

Is a low-static environment (avoid carpeted areas)

Has a stable surface on which to set your server

Has enough room to place all of your server parts

Is near a grounded outlet so you can test your server after installation

Is near a telephone (in case you need help from Gateway Technical Support). The telephone must be directly connected to a telephone jack and cannot be connected to your server.

Gathering the tools you need

Some tools and supplies that you may need to work on your server are:

A notebook to take notes

A Phillips screwdriver

A small flat-blade screwdriver

Small containers to store various types of screws

A grounding wrist strap (available at most electronic stores)

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Preventing static electricity discharge

Preventing static electricity discharge

The components inside your server are extremely sensitive to static electricity, also known as electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Warning ESD can permanently damage electrostatic discharge-sensitive components in the server. Prevent ESD damage by following ESD guidelines every time you open the server case.

Warning To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off your server and unplug the power cord and modem cable before opening the server case.

Before working with server components, follow these guidelines:

Turn off the server, then unplug the power cord and all other cables.

Press the power button to drain any residual power from the server.

Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores) and attach it to a bare metal part of the server. You can also touch a bare metal surface on the back of the server with your finger.

Warning To prevent risk of electric shock, do not insert any object into the vent holes of the power supply.

Avoid static-causing surfaces such as carpeted floors, plastic, and packing foam.

Avoid working on the server when your work area is extremely humid.

Remove components from their antistatic bags only when you are ready to use them. Do not lay components on the outside of antistatic bags because only the inside of the bags provide electrostatic protection.

Always hold expansion cards by their edges or their metal mounting brackets. Avoid touching the edge connectors and components on the cards. Never slide expansion cards or components over any surface.

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Opening the server case

Because the components inside your server are extremely sensitive to static electricity, make sure that you follow the instructions at the beginning of this chapter to avoid static electricity damage.

Warning For correct cooling and air flow, always reinstall the side panel before you turn on the server. Operating the server without the cover in place can damage server components.

To open the server case:

1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 25.

2 Turn off the server, then disconnect the power cord and all other cables connected to the server.

3

4

For more stability, place the server on its side.

If your case has a shipping thumbscrew installed on the back, remove the screw, then push the cover release latches away from each other.

Shipping thumbscrew

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5 Swing the side panel away from the case.

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Closing the server case

To close the server case:

1

2

For more stability, place the server on its side.

Make sure that all of the internal cables are arranged inside the case so they will not be pinched when you close the server case.

3 Align the side panel’s front tabs into the case notches, then swing the side panel toward the case until the release latches snap into place.

4

5

Set the case upright.

Reconnect the power cord and all other cables.

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Installing drives

Installing drives

Your server comes with a CD or DVD drive and a 3.5-inch diskette drive. Your server also has one additional 5.25-inch drive bay and one additional 3.5-inch drive bay.

CD or DVD drive

5.25-inch drive bay

3.5-inch drive bay

3.5-inch diskette drive

As you prepare to install drives, remember:

Before you install a drive, see the drive’s documentation for information on configuring the drive, setting drive jumpers, and attaching cables.

If you are installing a drive that requires a controller card, you must install the card before the drive will work.

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IDE hard drives can be configured as single, master, slave, or cable-select. IDE CD or DVD drives can be configured as master, slave, or cable-select.

If cable-select is available (drive assignments will be marked on the cable), the IDE cable assigns the master/slave positions to the drives it connects. You can override these assignments using the jumpers on the drives.

If cable-select is not available and only one drive is attached to an IDE controller cable, configure the drive as master if it is a CD or DVD drive. If two drives of any type are attached to the cable, configure one as master and one as slave.

If you are connecting two IDE drives to the cable, connect the middle cable connector to the slave drive and connect the end cable connector to the master (boot) drive.

You may need to configure the drives you install using the BIOS Setup utility. Press F2 at startup to open the BIOS Setup utility.

Installing a CD, DVD, or diskette drive

Important Drives connected to the primary and secondary IDE connectors should be ATA100 drives, and drives connected to the third IDE connector should be ATA66 drives.

To install a CD, DVD, or diskette drive:

1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 25.

2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 26.

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3 If you are replacing a drive, go to Step 6.

- OR -

If you are adding a new drive, press in on the two front cover release tabs, then swing the front cover away from the server and remove the cover.

4 Press the drive bay face plate release tab, then swing the faceplate away from the front cover and remove the face plate.

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5 Remove the shield for the bay into which you are installing the new drive.

Shields

6 If you are replacing a drive, disconnect the drive cables.

7 If there is a shipping thumbscrew installed next to the drive release latch, remove the thumbscrew.

Shipping thumbscrew

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