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L440GX+ Server Board

Product Guide

Order Number: 722077-005

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Contents

1

Description

 

 

Server Board Features..........................................................................................................

7

 

Back Panel Connectors................................................................................................

8

 

Server Board Connector and Component Locations.....................................................

9

 

Processor...................................................................................................................

10

 

Memory ....................................................................................................................

10

 

440GX Host Bridge / Memory Controller .............................................................................

11

 

Peripherals..........................................................................................................................

11

 

Super I/O Chip ...........................................................................................................

11

 

Add-in Board Slots ..............................................................................................................

12

 

Video ..................................................................................................................................

13

 

SCSI Controller...................................................................................................................

13

 

IDE Controller .....................................................................................................................

13

 

Network Controller ..............................................................................................................

14

 

Keyboard and Mouse..........................................................................................................

14

 

ACPI ...................................................................................................................................

14

 

Server Management ...........................................................................................................

15

 

Baseboard Management Controller (BMC).................................................................

15

 

Emergency Management Port Console......................................................................

16

 

Platform Event Paging................................................................................................

16

 

Security...............................................................................................................................

17

 

Security with Mechanical Locks and Monitoring .........................................................

17

 

Software Locks...........................................................................................................

17

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Upgrading

 

 

Tools and Supplies Needed ................................................................................................

21

 

Warnings and Cautions.......................................................................................................

21

 

Server Board.......................................................................................................................

22

 

Installing the Server Board .........................................................................................

22

 

Removing the Server Board .......................................................................................

23

 

Memory...............................................................................................................................

24

 

Installing DIMMs.........................................................................................................

24

 

Removing DIMMs.......................................................................................................

25

 

Processors..........................................................................................................................

26

 

Removing a Processor ...............................................................................................

26

 

Installing a Processor .................................................................................................

28

 

Replacing the Back up Battery ............................................................................................

30

3 Configuration Software and Utilities

 

 

Hot Keys .............................................................................................................................

33

 

Power On Self Test (POST)................................................................................................

34

 

Using BIOS Setup...............................................................................................................

35

 

Record Your Setup Settings .......................................................................................

35

 

If You Cannot Access Setup.......................................................................................

35

 

Starting Setup ............................................................................................................

36

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Setup Menus..............................................................................................................

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Main Menu .................................................................................................................

37

Advanced Menu .........................................................................................................

40

Security Menu ............................................................................................................

43

Server Menu...............................................................................................................

44

Boot Menu..................................................................................................................

48

Exit Menu ...................................................................................................................

50

Using the System Setup Utility ............................................................................................

50

When to Run the System Setup Utility........................................................................

51

What You Need to Do ................................................................................................

51

Running the SSU .......................................................................................................

52

Customizing the SSU .................................................................................................

54

Launching a Task.......................................................................................................

54

Resource Configuration Add-in (RCA) Window ..........................................................

55

Multiboot Options Add-in ............................................................................................

56

Security Add-in...........................................................................................................

57

SEL Manager Add-in ..................................................................................................

58

FRU Manager Add-in .................................................................................................

59

SDR Manager Add-in .................................................................................................

60

Exiting the SSU ..........................................................................................................

60

Platform Event Paging ........................................................................................................

61

Using Platform Event Paging......................................................................................

61

Emergency Management Port Console...............................................................................

62

How EMP Console Works ..........................................................................................

63

Requirements.............................................................................................................

65

Setting up the Server for the EMP ..............................................................................

66

Main EMP Console Window .......................................................................................

67

Server Control Operations..........................................................................................

68

Phonebook.................................................................................................................

71

Management Plug-ins ................................................................................................

72

FRUSDR Load Utility ..........................................................................................................

75

When to Run the FRUSDR Load Utility ......................................................................

75

What You Need to Do ................................................................................................

75

How You Use the FRUSDR Load Utility .....................................................................

76

Upgrading the BIOS............................................................................................................

79

Preparing for the Upgrade ..........................................................................................

79

Upgrading the BIOS ...................................................................................................

80

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

81

Changing the BIOS Language....................................................................................

81

Using the Firmware Update Utility.......................................................................................

82

Running the Firmware Update Utility ..........................................................................

82

Installing Video Drivers .......................................................................................................

82

Using the Adaptec SCSI Utility............................................................................................

83

Running the SCSI Utility.............................................................................................

83

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Contents

4

Solving Problems

 

 

Resetting the System..........................................................................................................

85

 

Fault Resilient Booting ........................................................................................................

85

 

Initial System Startup ..........................................................................................................

85

 

Checklist ....................................................................................................................

86

 

Running New Application Software .....................................................................................

86

 

Checklist ....................................................................................................................

86

 

After the System Has Been Running Correctly....................................................................

87

 

Checklist ....................................................................................................................

87

 

More Problem Solving Procedures......................................................................................

88

 

Preparing the System for Diagnostic Testing..............................................................

88

 

Monitoring POST........................................................................................................

88

 

Verifying Proper Operation of Key System Lights.......................................................

88

 

Confirming Loading of the Operating System .............................................................

88

 

Specific Problems and Corrective Actions...........................................................................

89

 

Power Light Does Not Light........................................................................................

89

 

No Characters Appear on Screen...............................................................................

89

 

Characters Are Distorted or Incorrect .........................................................................

90

 

System Cooling Fans Do Not Rotate Properly............................................................

90

 

Diskette Drive Activity Light Does Not Light................................................................

91

 

Hard Disk Drive Activity Light Does Not Light.............................................................

91

 

CD-ROM Drive Activity Light Does Not Light..............................................................

91

 

Cannot Connect to a Server .......................................................................................

92

 

Problems with Network...............................................................................................

92

 

PCI Installation Tips ...................................................................................................

93

 

Problems with Application Software ....................................................................................

93

 

Bootable CD-ROM Is Not Detected.....................................................................................

93

 

Error and Informational Messages ......................................................................................

94

 

Port-80 Codes and Countdown Codes .......................................................................

94

 

POST Error Codes and Messages......................................................................................

94

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Technical Reference

 

 

Connectors .........................................................................................................................

96

 

ATX Style Front Panel Connector...............................................................................

97

 

Main Power Connector...............................................................................................

98

 

Fan Interface ..............................................................................................................

98

 

Server Board Jumpers ........................................................................................................

99

 

General Procedure to Change Jumper Setting .........................................................

100

 

CMOS Jumper .........................................................................................................

101

 

Password Jumper.....................................................................................................

101

 

Recovery Boot Jumper.............................................................................................

102

 

Boot Block Write Protect Jumper..............................................................................

102

 

FRB Timer Enable Jumper .......................................................................................

103

 

Chassis Intrusion Detection Jumper .........................................................................

103

6 Regulatory and Integration Information

 

 

Regulatory Compliance.....................................................................................................

105

 

Installation Instructions......................................................................................................

106

 

Ensure EMC.............................................................................................................

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Ensure Host Computer and Accessory Module Certifications...................................

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Prevent Power Supply Overload...............................................................................

107

 

Place Battery Marking on Computer.........................................................................

108

 

Use Only for Intended Applications ..........................................................................

108

Installation Precautions .....................................................................................................

108

7 Equipment Log and Power Consumption Worksheets

 

Equipment Log..................................................................................................................

109

 

Current Usage..........................................................................................................

111

 

Calculating Power Consumption...............................................................................

111

Index ....................................................................................................................................

 

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Figures

 

1.

Back Panel Connectors................................................................................................

8

2.

Server Board Connector and Component Locations ....................................................

9

3.

Server Board Screw Hole Locations...........................................................................

23

4.

Installing DIMMs.........................................................................................................

25

5.

Installing a Processor .................................................................................................

27

6.

Removing a Termination Board..................................................................................

28

7.

Replacing the Lithium Battery.....................................................................................

31

8.

System Setup Utility Main Window .............................................................................

53

9.

EMP Console in Command State...............................................................................

63

10.

EMP Console in Redirect State ..................................................................................

64

11.

Connect Dialog...........................................................................................................

69

12.

Power On/Off Dialog ..................................................................................................

70

13.

Reset Dialog ..............................................................................................................

70

14.

Phonebook Dialog......................................................................................................

71

15.

Connector Locations ..................................................................................................

96

16.

ATX Style Front Panel Connector...............................................................................

97

17.

Jumper Locations.......................................................................................................

99

Tables

 

 

1.

Server Board Features .................................................................................................

7

2.

NIC LEDs .....................................................................................................................

8

3.

Software Security Features ........................................................................................

19

4.

Configuration Utilities .................................................................................................

33

5.

Hot Keys ...................................................................................................................

33

6.

EMP Console Access Modes (Server configured for console redirection) ..................

64

7.

EMP Console Access Modes (Server not configured for console redirection) ............

65

8.

ATX Style Front Panel Connector Pinout....................................................................

97

9.

Main Power Connector Pinout....................................................................................

98

10.

Fan Connector Pinout ................................................................................................

98

11.

Server Board Jumper Summary .................................................................................

99

12.

Safety Regulations ...................................................................................................

105

13.

EMC Regulations .....................................................................................................

105

14.

Power Usage Worksheet 1.......................................................................................

112

15.

Power Usage Worksheet 2.......................................................................................

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Contents

1 Description

Server Board Features

Table 1.

Server Board Features

Feature

 

Description

 

 

 

Processor

 

Installed: Up to two Intel® Pentium® II or Pentium III processors (with 100 MHz

 

 

system bus) operating at 1.8 V to 3.5 V. The server board’s voltage regulator is

 

 

automatically programmed by the processor’s VID pins to provide the required

 

 

voltage.

 

 

Memory (DRAM)

Four 72 bit sockets for 168-pin, gold contact, 100 MHz, PC/100 compliant, ECC

 

 

or non-ECC, registered or unbuffered, SDRAM dual inline memory

 

 

modules (DIMM).

 

 

Video Memory

Installed: 2 MB of video memory.

 

 

 

PCI bus

 

Four standard PCI (PCI-33/32 bit) expansion slots for add-in boards. 1x32 bit

 

 

PCI bus. Embedded devices: Video Controller, Network Interface Controller

 

 

(NIC), and SCSI controller.

 

 

Two PCI-66 MHz 32 bit 5 Volt expansion slots (backward compatible to PCI-33

 

 

MHz 32 bit).

 

 

 

ISA bus

 

One ISA expansion slot for an add-in board. Embedded PC-compatible support

 

 

(serial, parallel, mouse, keyboard, diskette, and Plug and Play features).

 

 

Server Management

Thermal/voltage monitoring and error handling.

 

 

Real time clock/calendar (RTC).

 

 

Front panel controls and indicators (LEDs).

 

 

System Setup Utility (SSU).

 

 

Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), Power On Self Test (POST), and Setup

 

 

stored in flash memory.

 

 

 

Graphics

 

Integrated onboard Cirrus LogicCL-GD5480 super video graphics array

 

 

(SVGA) controller.

 

 

 

SCSI

 

AdaptecAIC-7896, supporting onboard Ultra2 (LVD) wide and Ultra-wide SCSI

 

 

interfaces. Support for the Adaptec ARO-1130U2 RAIDportIII card is built into

 

 

PCI slot 4.

 

 

 

Network

 

Integrated onboard NIC, an Intel® 82559 single chip PCI LAN controller for 10 or

 

 

100 Mbps TX Fast Ethernet networks. RJ-45 Ethernet connector and indicator

 

 

LEDs at I/O back panel.

 

 

 

System I/O

 

PS/2-compatible keyboard and mouse ports, 6 pin DIN.

 

 

Advanced parallel port, supporting Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) level 1.7 and

 

 

1.9, ECP, compatible 25 pin.

 

 

VGA video port, 15 pin.

 

 

Two serial ports, 9 pin.

 

 

RJ-45 Ethernet port.

 

 

Two USB ports.

 

 

Form Factor

Server ATX form factor, 12 × 13 inches, ATX 2.01 compliant I/O.

 

 

 

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Back Panel Connectors

Figure 1. Back Panel Connectors

A.Mouse connector

B.Keyboard connector

C.Parallel Port connector

D.Serial Port connectors

E.Network connector

F.Green NIC LED

G.Orange NIC LED

H.USB connectors

I.Video connector

Table 2. NIC LEDs

NIC LED Color

If it's on

If it's blinking

If it's off

 

 

 

 

Orange

100 Mbps network

NA

10 Mbps network connection.

 

connection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green

Linked to network,

Linked to network, sending or

Not linked to network.

 

no network traffic.

receiving data.

 

 

 

 

 

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Server Board Connector and Component Locations

Figure 2. Server Board Connector and Component Locations

A.Fansink connector 2

B.Secondary processor

C.Fansink connector 1

D.Primary processor

E.DIMM slots

F.Main power connector

G.ATX Aux power connector

H.Fan connector FAN2A

I.Floppy connector

J.IDE connectors

K.ATX front panel connector

L.Front panel connector, 16 pin

M.Battery

N.Isolated Server Management (ISOL) IMB (Intelligent Management Bus) connector

O.Jumper block

P.Jumper block

Q.Fan connector 1

R.Ultra Wide SCSI connector

S.Server monitor module (SMM) connector

T.External Wake on LANconnector

U.Ultra2/LVDS SCSI connector

V.Hard drive LED connector

W.Adaptec ARO-1130U2 RAID Port III connector/PCI slot 4

X.Intelligent Chassis Management Bus (ICMB) header

Y.ISA connector

Z.Chassis intrusion connector

AA.PCI-33/32 connectors

BB.PCI-66/32 connectors

CC.Fan connector FAN2B

DD.Video connector

EE.USB connectors

FF.NIC connector

GG.Serial port connector (default COM 1)

HH.Parallel port connector

II.Serial port connector (default COM 2)

JJ.Mouse/keyboard connectors

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Processor

Each Pentium II or Pentium III processor is packaged in a cartridge. The cartridge includes the processor core with an integrated 16 KB primary (L1) cache, the secondary (L2) cache, and a back cover.

The processor implements the MMXtechnology and maintains full backward compatibility with the 8086, 80286, Intel386, Intel486, Pentium, Pentium Pro and previous Pentium II processors. The processor’s numeric coprocessor significantly increases the speed of floating point operations and complies with ANSI/IEEE standard 754-1985.

Each processor cartridge connects to the server board through a 242 pin edge connector. The cartridge is secured by a retention mechanism attached to the server board. Depending on configuration, your server may have one or two processors.

The processor external interface is MP (Multi-Processor) ready and operates at 100 MHz. The processor contains a local APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) section for interrupt handling in MP and UP (Uni-Processor) environments.

The second level cache is located on the substrate of the S.E.C. cartridge. The cache includes burst pipelined synchronous static RAM (BSRAM). The L2 cache is offered in 512 KB configurations only, with error correcting code (ECC) that operates at half the core clock rate.

/ NOTE

If you install a processor that is 550 MHz or faster, and you use the server management feature board, you must run the FRUSDR update utility.

Memory

Only 100 MHz PC/100 ECC or Non-ECC SDRAM is supported by the server board. Memory is partitioned as four banks of SDRAM DIMMs, each providing 72 bits of noninterleaved memory (64 bit main memory plus ECC):

Install from 64 MB to 2 GB of memory, using registered DIMMs.

Install from 32 MB to 1 GB of memory, using unbuffered DIMMs.

Memory should be added in order from slot 1 to slot 4.

/ NOTE

Do not mix registered and unbuffered memory. Non ECC memory may be installed but ECC memory is recommended in a server environment. Mixing Non-ECC memory and ECC memory causes all ECC features to be disabled.

The controller automatically detects, sizes, and initializes the memory array, depending on the type, size, and speed of the installed DIMMs, and reports memory size and allocation to the server via configuration registers.

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Use DIMMs that have been tested for compatibility with the server board. Contact your sales representative or dealer for a current list of approved memory modules. Check the Intel Customer Support website for the latest tested memory list:

http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/l440gx/compat.htm

440GX Host Bridge / Memory Controller

The L440GX+ is designed around the Intel® 82440GX AGPSet (440GX). This device provides 100MHz processor host bus interface support, DRAM controller, PCI bus interface, AGP interface (used on L440GX+ for PCI-66/5V), and power management functions. The host bus/memory interface in the 440GX is optimized for 100MHz operation, using 100MHz SDRAM main memory. The PCI interface is PCI 2.1-compliant, providing a 33 MHz / 5V signaling environment for embedded controllers and slots in the single PCI segment on L440GX+. The 440GX memory controller supports up to 2 GB of ECC or Non-ECC memory, using PC/100 compliant Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) devices on DIMM plug-in modules. ECC can detect and correct single-bit errors, and detect multiple-bit errors.

Peripherals

Super I/O Chip

The National87309 device supports two serial ports, one parallel port, diskette drive, PS/2-compatible keyboard and mouse. The server board provides a connector interface for each port.

Serial Ports

Each serial port can be set to one of four different COMx ports and can be enabled separately. When enabled, each port can be programmed to generate edge or level sensitive interrupts. When disabled, serial port interrupts are available to add-in boards.

Parallel Port

The 87309 provides one IEEE 1284-compatible 25 pin bidirectional EPP (supporting levels 1.7 and 1.9). BIOS programming of the 87309 registers enable the parallel port and determine the port address and interrupt. ECP mode is supported with 2 possible DMA channels. When disabled, the interrupt is available to add-in boards.

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Add-in Board Slots

The server board has one full length ISA bus connector. ISA features:

Bus speed up to 8.33 MHz

16 bit memory addressing

Type A transfers at 5.33 Mbps

Type B transfers at 8 Mbps

8 or 16 bit data transfers

Plug and Play ready

The server board has four full length standard PCI (PCI-33/32 bit) connectors. PCI features:

Bus speed up to 33 MHz

32 bit memory addressing

5 V signaling environment

Burst transfers of up to 133 Mbps

8, 16, or 32 bit data transfers

Plug and Play ready

Parity enabled

The server board has two full length PCI-66 universal connectors (5 volt/3.3 volt cards designed for the 3.3v connector -cards with only one notchwill not fit). PCI features:

Bus speed up to 66 MHz

32 bit memory addressing

5 V/3.3 V signaling environment

Burst transfers of up to 266 Mbps

8, 16, or 32 bit data transfers

Plug and Play ready

Parity enabled

/NOTE

If you install a PCI-33 card into one of the PCI-66 slots, the bus speed for both slots will be lowered to 33 MHz.

The components on some full length cards installed in slot 6 may interfere with the DIMM connector latches.

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Video

The onboard, integrated Cirrus Logic CL-GD5480 64 bit VGA chip contains an SVGA controller that is fully compatible with these video standards: CGA, EGA, HerculesGraphics, MDA, and VGA. The standard configuration comes with 2 MB of 10 ns onboard Synchronous Graphics Memory (SGRAM). The video controller supports pixel resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 and up to 16.7 Million colors.

The SVGA controller supports analog VGA monitors (single and multiple frequency, interlaced and noninterlaced) with a maximum vertical retrace noninterlaced frequency of 100 Hz.

You cannot add video memory to the server board. Depending on the environment, the controller displays up to 16.7 M colors in some video resolutions. It also provides hardware accelerated bit block transfers (BITBLT) of data.

SCSI Controller

The embedded Adaptec AIC-7896 dual function SCSI controller provides both Ultra2 (LVDS) wide and Ultra wide SCSI interfaces as two independent PCI functions. PCI slot 4 is RAID-upgradeable, providing additional support for the ARO1130U2 RAIDport III controller by Adaptec.

The SCSI bus is terminated on the server board with active terminators that cannot be disabled. The onboard device must always be at one end of the bus. The device at the end of the cable must be terminated. LVDS devices generally do not have termination capabilities. Non-LVDS devices generally are terminated through a jumper or resistor pack. The SCSI cable (Intel Part Number 745854-003) included with your server board (or integrator’s kit) has been modified to include active termination. The cable is capable of supporting both Ultra-2 and non-Ultra-2 SCSI devices. Proper termination of the SCSI bus is required for stable operation of SCSI devices. When attaching any SCSI device to the cable, verify that they are not terminated. This is usually a configurable option using a jumper or terminator block on the device. Check the documentation that came with your SCSI device to verify this option. Termination of the SCSI bus is implemented using the active termination on the server board along with the active termination at the end of the SCSI cable.

IDE Controller

IDE is a 16 bit interface for intelligent disk drives with disk controller electronics onboard. The PCI/ISA/IDE Accelerator, also known as PIIX4e, is a multifunction device on the server board that acts as a PCI based Fast IDE controller. The device controls:

PIO and IDE DMA/bus master operations

Mode 4 timings

Transfer rates up to 33 MB/s

Buffering for PCI/IDE burst transfers

Master/slave IDE mode

Up to two devices per channel; two channels, IDE0 and IDE1

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/ NOTE

18 inch maximum length of IDE cable on each channel: You can connect an IDE signal cable, up to a maximum of 18 inches each, to each

IDE connector on the server board. Each cable can support two devices, one at the end of the cable and one 6 inches from the end of the cable.

Network Controller

The server board includes a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX network solution based on the Intel 82559 single chip Fast Ethernet PCI Bus Controller. As a PCI bus master, the controller can burst data at up to 132 MB/s. The controller contains two receive and transmit FIFO buffers that prevent data overruns or underruns while waiting for access to the PCI bus. The controller has the following:

32 bit PCI bus master interface (direct drive of bus), compatible with PCI Bus Specification, Revision 2.1

Chained memory structure with improved dynamic transmit chaining for enhanced performance

Programmable transmit threshold for improved bus utilization

Early receive interrupt for concurrent processing of receive data

Onchip counters for network management

Autodetect and autoswitching for 10 or 100 Mbps network speeds

Support for both 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps networks, capable of full or half duplex, with back-to- back transmit at 100 Mbps

The network status LEDs on the server board indicate:

Transmit/receive activity on the LAN

Valid link to the LAN

10/100 Mbps transfer mode

Keyboard and Mouse

The keyboard/mouse controller is PS/2-compatible. The server may be locked automatically if there is no keyboard or mouse activity for a predefined length of time, if specified through the System Setup Utility (SSU). Once the inactivity (lockout) timer has expired, the keyboard and mouse do not respond until the previously stored password is entered.

ACPI

The L440GX+ supports the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) as defined by the ACPI 1.0 and PC97 specifications. An ACPI aware operating system can put the system into a state where the hard drives spin down, the system fans stop, and all processing is halted. However, the power supply will still be on and the processors will still be dissipating some power, so the power supply fan and processor fans will still run.

The L440GX+ supports sleep states s0, s1, s4, and s5. With future versions of Microsoft Windows9X that support ACPI, the BIOS will only support sleep states s0, s1, and s5. With

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Description

future versions of Microsoft Windows NTx that support ACPI, the BIOS will support sleep states s0, s1, s4, and s5.

s0: Normal running state.

s1: Processor sleep state. No context will be lost in this state and the processor caches will maintain coherency.

s4: Hibernate or Save to Disk: The memory and machine state are saved to disk. Pressing the power button or other wakeup event will restore the system state from the disk and resume normal operation. This assumes that no hardware changes have been made to the system while it was off.

s5: Soft off: Only the RTC section of the PIIX4 and the BMC are running in this state.

CAUTION

The system is off only when the AC power is disconnected.

Server Management

Server Management features are implemented using one microcontroller.

Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)

All server management functionality is concentrated in the BMC. The BMC and associated circuitry are powered from + 5V_Standby, which remains active when server power is switched off and the server is still plugged into AC power.

One major function of the BMC is to autonomously monitor system management events, and log their occurrence in the nonvolatile System Event Log (SEL). These include events such as overtemperature and overvoltage conditions, fan failure, or chassis intrusion. To enable accurate monitoring, the BMC maintains the nonvolatile Sensor Data Record (SDR), from which sensor information can be retrieved. The BMC provides an ISA host interface to SDR sensor information, so software running on the server can poll and retrieve the server's current status.

SEL contents can be retrieved after system failure, for analysis by field service personnel using server management software tools such as Intel Server Control available on the CD-ROM that ships with the L440GX+ server board or from the Intel Customer Support website:

http//support.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/l440gx

Because the BMC is powered by 5V_Standby, SEL and SDR information are also available via the IMB (Intelligent Management Bus). An Emergency Management Card, such as the

Intel® LANDesk® SMM (Server Monitor Module) card available with the LANDesk Server Manager Pro package, can obtain the SEL and make it remotely accessible using a LAN or telephone line connection. While it receives the proper current, the BMC does the following:

Monitors server board temperature and voltage

Monitors processor presence and controls FRB

Detects and indicates baseboard fan failure

Manages the SEL interface

Manages the SDR Repository interface

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Monitors the SDR/SEL timestamp clock

Manages the server board Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) information interface

Monitors the system management watchdog timer

Monitors the periodic SMI timer

Manages front panel NMI handling

Monitors the event receiver

Manages the ISA host and IMB interface

Controls secure mode, including video blanking, floppy write-protect monitoring, and front panel lock/unlock initiation

Manages the sensor event initialization agent

Controls Wake on LAN via Magic Packetsupport

Emergency Management Port Console

The Emergency Management Port (EMP) Console provides an interface to the Emergency Management Port (EMP). This interface allows remote server management via a modem or direct (serial port to serial port) connection.

The server control operations available with EMP Console are:

Connecting to remote servers

Powering the server on or off

Resetting the server

The EMP Console uses three management plug-ins to monitor the server:

SEL Viewer

SDR Viewer

FRU Viewer

The EMP Console also has Phonebook plug-in that can be used to create and maintain a list of servers and their phone numbers.

/ NOTE

EMP and PEP (Platform Event Paging) share your modem. PEP has priority over all applications except EMP. If an alert occurs, PEP will reset your modem and page you.

Platform Event Paging

With Platform Event Paging (PEP), your server can be configured to automatically dial up a paging service and page you when a platform event occurs. Platform events include temperature out-of- range, voltage out-of-range, chassis intrusion, fan failure, etc.

If PEP is enabled and the BMC receives or detects a new event, it automatically sends a page. It can send a page if the processors are down or if the system software is unavailable.

PEP needs an external modem connected to the server's EMP (Emergency Management Port) serial connection. This is typically the COM2 serial connector.

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Security

To help prevent unauthorized entry or use of the server, Intel Server Control server management software monitors the system intrusion switch.

Security with Mechanical Locks and Monitoring

If installed, you can activate the chassis intrusion alarm switch. When the side door is opened, the switch transmits an alarm signal to the server board, where BMC firmware and server management software process the signal. The system can be programmed to respond to an intrusion by powering down or by locking the keyboard, for example.

Software Locks

The BIOS Setup and the System Setup Utility (SSU) provide a number of security features to prevent unauthorized or accidental access to the system. Once the security measures are enabled, you can access the system only after you enter the correct password(s). For example:

·Enable the keyboard lockout timer so that the server requires a password to reactivate the keyboard and mouse after a specified time out period¾1 to 120 minutes.

·Set and enable an administrative password.

·Set and enable a user password.

·Set secure mode to prevent keyboard or mouse input and to prevent use of the front panel reset and power switches.

·Activate a hot key combination to enter secure mode quickly.

·Disable writing to the diskette drive when secure mode is set.

·Disable access to the boot sector of the operating system hard disk drive.

Using Passwords

You can set either the user password, the administrator password, or both passwords. If only the user password is set, you:

·Must enter the user password to enter BIOS Setup or the SSU.

·Must enter the user password to boot the server if Password on Boot is enabled in either the BIOS Setup or SSU.

·Must enter the user password to exit secure mode.

If only the administrator password is set, you:

·Must enter the administrator password to enter BIOS Setup or the SSU.

·Must enter the administrator password to boot the server if Password on Boot is enabled in either the BIOS Setup or SSU.

·Must enter the administrator password to exit secure mode.

If both passwords are set, you:

·May enter the user password to enter BIOS Setup or the SSU. However, you will not be able to change many of the options.

·Must enter the administrator password if you want to enter BIOS Setup or the SSU and have access to all of the options.

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May enter either password to boot the server if Password on Boot is enabled in either the BIOS Setup or SSU.

May enter either password to exit secure mode.

Secure Mode

Configure and enable the secure boot mode by using the SSU. When secure mode is in effect:

You can boot the server and the operating system will run, but you must enter the user password to use the keyboard or mouse.

You cannot turn off system power or reset the server from the front panel switches.

Secure mode has no effect on functions enabled via the Server Manager Module or power control via the real time clock.

Taking the server out of secure mode does not change the state of system power. That is, if you press and release the power switch while secure mode is in effect, the system will not be powered off when secure mode is later removed. However, if the front panel power switch remains depressed when secure mode is removed, the server will be powered off.

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Summary of Software Security Features

The table below lists the software security features and describes what protection each offers. In general, to enable or set the features listed here, you must run the SSU and go to the Security Subsystem Group, menu. The table also refers to other SSU menus and to the Setup utility.

Table 3. Software Security Features

Feature

Description

 

 

 

Secure mode

How to enter secure mode:

 

 

Setting and enabling passwords automatically places the system in secure

 

mode.

 

If you set a hot-key combination (through the SSU or Setup), you can secure

 

the system simply by pressing the key combination. This means you do not

 

have to wait for the inactivity time-out period.

 

When the system is in secure mode:

 

The server can boot and run the operating system, but mouse and keyboard

 

input is not accepted until the user password is entered.

 

At boot time, if a CD is detected in the CD-ROM drive or a diskette in drive A, the

 

system prompts for a password. When the password is entered, the server

 

boots from CD or diskette and disables the secure mode.

 

If there is no CD in the CD-ROM drive or diskette in drive A, the server boots

 

from drive C and automatically goes into secure mode. All enabled secure mode

 

features go into effect at boot time.

 

To leave secure mode: Enter the correct password(s).

 

 

 

Disable writing to diskette

In secure mode, the server will not boot from or write to a diskette unless a

 

password is entered. To set this feature, use the SSU Security Subsystem

 

Group.

 

To write protect access to diskette whether the server is in secure mode or not,

 

use the Setup main menu, Floppy Options, and specify Floppy Access as

 

read only.

 

 

 

Disable the power and

Enable the feature through the SSU. Then the power and reset buttons are

reset buttons

disabled when the server is in secure mode.

 

 

 

Set a time out period so

Specify and enable an inactivity time out period of from 1 to 120 minutes.

that keyboard and mouse

If no keyboard or mouse action occurs for the specified period, attempted

input are not accepted

keyboard and mouse input will not be accepted.

 

Also, screen can be

The monitor display will go blank, and the diskette drive will be write protected

blanked, and writes to

(if these security features are enabled through Setup or the SSU).

diskette can be inhibited

 

 

 

To resume activity: Enter the correct password(s).

 

 

 

Control access to using

To control access to setting or changing the system configuration, set an

the SSU: set

administrative password and enable it through Setup or the SSU.

administrative password

If both the administrative and user passwords are enabled, either can be used to

 

 

boot the server or enable the keyboard and/or mouse, but only the administrative

 

password will allow Setup and the SSU to be changed.

 

To disable a password, change it to a blank entry or press CTRL-D in the

 

Change Password menu of the Administrative Password Option menu found in

 

the Security Subsystem Group.

 

To clear the password if you cannot access Setup or the SSU, change the Clear

 

Password jumper (see Chapter 5).

 

 

 

 

continued

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Table 3.

Software Security Features (continued)

Feature

 

Description

 

 

Control access to the

To control access to using the system, set a user password and enable it

system other than SSU:

through Setup or the SSU.

set user password

To disable a password, change it to a blank entry or press CTRL-D in the

 

 

 

 

Change Password menu of the User Password Option menu found in the

 

 

Security Subsystem Group.

 

 

To clear the password if you cannot access Setup or the SSU, change the Clear

 

 

Password jumper (see Chapter 5).

 

 

Boot without keyboard

The system can boot with or without a keyboard. During POST, before the

 

 

system completes the boot sequence, the BIOS automatically detects and tests

 

 

the keyboard if it is present and displays a message. There is no entry in the

 

 

SSU to enable or disable a keyboard.

 

 

Specify the boot sequence

The sequence that you specify on the menu in the SSU MultiBoot Group will

 

 

determine the boot order. If secure mode is enabled (a user password is set),

 

 

then you will be prompted for a password before the server fully boots. If secure

 

 

mode is enabled and the “Secure Boot Mode” option is also enabled, the server

 

 

will fully boot but will require a password before accepting any keyboard or

 

 

mouse input.

 

 

 

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Tools and Supplies Needed

·Phillips (cross head) screwdriver (#1 bit and #2 bit)

·Jumper removal tool or needle nosed pliers

·Pen or pencil

·Antistatic wrist strap and conductive foam pad (recommended)

Warnings and Cautions

These warnings and cautions apply throughout this chapter. Only a technically qualified person should configure the server board.

WARNINGS

System power on/off: The power button DOES NOT turn off the system AC power. To remove power from system, you must unplug the AC power cord from the wall outlet. Make sure the AC power cord is unplugged before you open the chassis, add, or remove any components.

Hazardous conditions, devices & cables: Hazardous electrical conditions may be present on power, telephone, and communication cables. Turn off the server and disconnect the power cord, telecommunications systems, networks, and modems attached to the server before opening it. Otherwise, personal injury or equipment damage can result.

CAUTIONS

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) & ESD protection: ESD can damage disk drives, boards, and other parts. We recommend that you perform all procedures in this chapter only at an ESD workstation. If one is not available, provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap attached to chassis ground¾any unpainted metal surface¾on your server when handling parts.

ESD and handling boards: Always handle boards carefully. They can be extremely sensitive to ESD. Hold boards only by their edges. After removing a board from its protective wrapper or from the server, place the board component side up on a grounded, static free surface. Use a conductive foam pad if available but not the board wrapper. Do not slide board over any surface.

Installing or removing jumpers: A jumper is a small plastic encased conductor that slips over two jumper pins. Some jumpers have a small tab on

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top that you can grip with your fingertips or with a pair of fine needle nosed pliers. If your jumpers do not have such a tab, take care when using needle nosed pliers to remove or install a jumper; grip the narrow sides of the jumper with the pliers, never the wide sides. Gripping the wide sides can damage the contacts inside the jumper, causing intermittent problems with the function controlled by that jumper. Take care to grip with, but not squeeze, the pliers or other tool you use to remove a jumper, or you may bend or break the stake pins on the board.

Server Board

Installing the Server Board

CAUTION

The server board can be extremely sensitive to ESD and always requires careful handling. After removing it from the server, place it component side up on a nonconductive, static free surface to prevent shorting out the battery leads. If you place the board on a conductive surface, the battery leads may short out. If they do, this will result in a loss of CMOS data and will drain the battery. Do not slide the server board over any surface.

1.Observe the safety and ESD precautions at the beginning of this chapter.

2.Insert screws through the mounting holes and into the threaded standoffs. Make sure the board is properly seated, and then tighten all the screws firmly.

3.Connect all internal cables to the server board.

/NOTE

The floppy cable (Intel Part Number 738992-002) has been modified to support all floppy drives. The floppy drive connector on the cable (see connector label) is not keyed. Care should be taken to match pin 1 of the cable, indicated with a red stripe on the cable, with pin 1 of the floppy drive.

4.Reinstall add-in boards.

5.Connect all internal cables to add-in boards. Make sure you connect the power cables to the correct power connectors.

6.Connect all peripheral device cables to the I/O panel on the rear of the server.

7.Run the SSU to configure the server.

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Figure 3. Server Board Screw Hole Locations

Removing the Server Board

CAUTION

The server board can be extremely sensitive to ESD and always requires careful handling. After removing it from the server, place it component side up on a nonconductive, static free surface to prevent shorting out the battery leads. If you place the board on a conductive surface, the battery leads may short out. If they do, this will result in a loss of CMOS data and will drain the battery. Do not slide the server board over any surface.

1.Observe the safety and ESD precautions at the beginning of this chapter.

2.Open the server and remove peripherals and components blocking access to the server board. See your chassis manual for more information.

3.Label and disconnect all internal cables connected to add-in boards.

4.Remove all add-in boards.

5.Label and disconnect all internal cables connected to the server board.

6.Remove the server board retaining screws and set them aside.

7.Remove the server board, and place it component side up on a nonconductive, static free surface or in an antistatic bag.

8.If present, remove and save the EMI gasket that covers the I/O connectors on the board.

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Memory

Installing DIMMs

CAUTIONS

Use extreme care when installing a DIMM. Applying too much pressure can damage the socket. DIMMs are keyed and can be inserted in only one way.

Mixing dissimilar metals may cause later memory failures resulting in data corruption. Only install DIMMs with gold-plated edge connectors in gold-plated sockets.

See Chapter 1 for memory size and requirements.

1.Observe the safety and ESD precautions at the beginning of this chapter.

2.Open your server.

3.Holding the DIMM only by its edges, remove it from its antistatic package.

4.Orient the DIMM so that the two notches in the bottom edge of the DIMM align with the keyed socket.

5.Insert the bottom edge of the DIMM into the socket, and press down firmly on the DIMM until it seats correctly.

6.Gently push the plastic ejector levers on the socket ends to the upright position.

7.Repeat the steps to install each DIMM.

8.Close the server.

9.Connect all external cables and the power cord to the server.

10.Turn on the monitor and then the server.

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Figure 4. Installing DIMMs

Removing DIMMs

CAUTION

Use extreme care when removing a DIMM. Too much pressure can damage the socket slot. Apply only enough pressure on the plastic ejector levers to release the DIMM.

1.Observe the safety and ESD precautions at the beginning of this chapter.

2.Open the server.

3.Gently push the plastic ejector levers out and down to eject a DIMM from its socket.

4.Hold the DIMM only by its edges, being careful not to touch its components or gold edge connectors. Carefully lift it away from the socket, and store it in an antistatic package.

5.Repeat to remove other DIMMs as necessary.

6.Close the server.

7.Connect all external cables and the power cord to the server.

8.Turn on the monitor and then the server.

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Processors

WARNING

If the server has been running, any installed processor and heat sink on the processor board(s) will be hot. To avoid the possibility of a burn, be careful when removing or installing server board components that are located near processors.

CAUTIONS

Processor must be appropriate: You may damage the server if you install a processor that is inappropriate for your server. Make sure your server can handle a newer, faster processor (thermal and power considerations). For exact information about processor interchangeability, contact your customer service representative or visit the Intel Customer Support website:

http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/l440gx

Heat sink must be appropriate: Depending on your configuration, the existing processor may have a passive heat sink. If you REPLACE the processor with a faster one, it must have a fan heat sink (powered fan instead of a passive heat sink). If you ADD a second processor, it must have a fan heat sink. When adding a processor, you must leave the existing one in the primary connector (closest to the center of the server board).

ESD and handling processors: Reduce the risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage to the processor by doing the following: (1) Touch the metal chassis before touching the processor or server board. Keep part of your body in contact with the metal chassis to dissipate the static charge while handling the processor. (2) Avoid moving around unnecessarily.

Removing a Processor

1.Observe the safety and ESD precautions at the beginning of this chapter and the additional cautions given here. If the processor has a fan heat sink, disconnect the power wire from the slot on the server board.

2.As you work, place boards and processors on a grounded, static free surface or conductive foam pad.

3.Carefully pull back the tab of the retention mechanism (B in figure 5) with your left hand until the processor can be rotated out of the slot. With your right hand, grasp the processor on the side closest to the retention mechanism tab you are pulling back on, and rotate the one side of the processor out of the slot. Once that side is free, you can pull the other side out of the slot.

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CAUTION

This is a difficult process. Do not pull the tab of the retention mechanism back too far, as damage to either the retention mechanism or server board can occur. Pull the tab of the retention mechanism back just far enough for the retention lock to free the processor.

4. Put the processor in a piece of conductive foam and store in an antistatic package.

Figure 5. Installing a Processor

A.Processor in Single Edge Contact cartridge

B.Retention mechanism

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Installing a Processor

1.Observe the safety and ESD precautions at the beginning of this chapter and the additional cautions given here.

2.If your server has one processor and you are ADDING a second, then you must remove the termination card from the secondary processor slot. Carefully pull back the tab of the retention mechanism with your left hand until the processor can be rotated out of the slot. With your right hand, grasp the processor on the side closest to the retention mechanism tab you are pulling back on, and rotate the one side of the processor out of the slot. Once that side is free, you can pull the other side out of the slot.

CAUTION

This is a difficult process. Do not pull the tab of the retention mechanism back too far, as damage to either the retention mechanism or server board can occur. Pull the tab of the retention mechanism back just far enough for the retention lock to free the processor.

/ NOTE

The processor Grounded Retention Mechanisms (GRM) are not compatible with SECC type processor packaging. The new GRMs only support SECC2 type processors. If you plan on using SECC type processors, you must use the Universal Retention Mechanism (URM). URMs can be ordered through your distributor.

Figure 6. Removing a Termination Board

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3.If your server has one processor and you are REPLACING it, leave the termination board intact in the empty secondary slot. Remove the processor you want to replace. See “Removing a Processor” on page 26.

4.If your server has two processors and you are REPLACING one or both, remove the appropriate one(s). See “Removing a Processor” on page 26.

5.Remove the new processor from its antistatic package and place it on a grounded, static free surface or conductive foam pad.

6.Orient the processor so that the heat sink faces the I/O connectors. Slide the processor into the retention mechanism. Push down firmly, with even pressure on both sides of the top, until the processor is seated.

7.Attach the small end of the power cable to the fan connector on the S.E.C. cartridge, then attach the large end to the 3-pin connector on the server board.

8.After you have installed the processor, you must configure its speed in BIOS set-up.

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Replacing the Back up Battery

The lithium battery on the server board powers the real time clock (RTC) for up to 10 years in the absence of power. When the battery starts to weaken, it loses voltage, and the server settings stored in CMOS RAM in the RTC (for example, the date and time) may be wrong. Contact your customer service representative or dealer for a list of approved devices.

WARNING

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to manufacturer’s instructions.

ADVARSEL!

Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren.

ADVARSEL

Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosjonsfare. Ved utskifting benyttes kun batteri som anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukt batteri returneres apparatleverandøren.

VARNING

Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.

VAROITUS

Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo ainoastaan laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.

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Figure 7. Replacing the Lithium Battery

1.Observe the safety and ESD precautions at the beginning of this chapter.

2.Open the chassis.

3.Insert the tip of a small flat bladed screwdriver, or equivalent, under the tab in the plastic retainer.

4.Gently push down on the screwdriver to lift the battery.

5.Remove the battery from its socket.

6.Dispose of the battery according to local ordinance.

7.Remove the new lithium battery from its package, and, being careful to observe the correct polarity, insert it in the battery socket.

8.Reinstall the plastic retainer on the lithium battery socket.

9.Close the chassis.

10.Run the SSU to restore the configuration settings to the RTC.

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3 Configuration Software and Utilities

This chapter describes the Power On Self Test (POST) and server configuration utilities. The table below briefly describes the utilities.

Table 4.

Configuration Utilities

 

Utility

 

Description and brief procedure

Page

 

 

 

 

BIOS Setup

 

If the system does not have a diskette drive, or the drive is disabled or

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misconfigured, use Setup to enable it.

 

 

 

Or, you can move the CMOS jumper on the server board from the default

 

 

 

setting (Protect CMOS memory) to the Clear setting; this will allow most server

 

 

 

configurations to boot. For the procedure to do this, see the section “CMOS

 

 

 

Jumper” in Chapter 5 in this manual. Then run the SSU to configure the

 

 

 

server.

 

 

 

 

System Setup

Use for extended system configuration of onboard resources and add-in

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Utility (SSU)

boards, and for viewing the system event log, setting boot device priority, or

 

 

 

setting system security options.

 

 

 

The SSU may be run from either the Server Configuration CD or from a DOS-

 

 

 

bootable diskette.

 

 

 

Information entered via the SSU overrides information entered via BIOS

 

 

 

Setup.

 

 

 

 

EMP Console

Use to access and monitor the server remotely.

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FRUSDR Load

Use to update the Field Replacement Unit (FRU), Sensor Data Record (SDR),

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and Desktop Management Interface (DMI) flash components.

 

 

 

 

BIOS Update

Use to update the BIOS or recover from a corrupted BIOS update.

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Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firmware Update

Use to update BMC flash ROM.

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Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using the Adaptec

Use to configure or view the settings of the SCSI host adapters and onboard

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SCSI Utility

 

SCSI devices in the server.

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Keys

Use the keyboard’s numeric pad to enter numbers and symbols.

Table 5.

Hot Keys

 

To do this:

 

Press these keys

 

 

Clear memory and reload the operating

<Ctrl+Alt+Del>

system¾this is a system reset.

 

 

 

Secure your system immediately.

<Ctrl+Alt>+hotkey (Set your hot key combination with the

 

 

SSU or Setup.)

 

 

 

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Power On Self Test (POST)

Each time you turn on the system, POST starts running. POST checks the server board, processor, memory, keyboard, and most installed peripheral devices. During the memory test, POST displays the amount of memory that it is able to access and test. The length of time needed to test memory depends on the amount of memory installed. POST is stored in flash memory.

1.Turn on your video monitor and server. After a few seconds POST begins to run.

2.After the memory test, these screen prompts and messages appear:

Press <F2> key if you want to run SETUP

Keyboard.....Detected

Mouse........Detected

3.If you do not press <F2> and do NOT have a device with an operating system loaded, the above message remains for a few seconds while the boot process continues, and the system beeps once. Then this message appears:

Operating system not found

If you do not press <F2> and DO have an operating system loaded, the boot process continues, and this message appears:

Press <Ctrl><A> to enter SCSI Utility

4.Press <Ctrl+A> if there are SCSI devices installed. When the utility opens, follow the displayed instructions to configure the onboard SCSI host adapter settings and to run the SCSI utilities. Also see “Using the Adaptec SCSI Utility” on page 83. If you do not enter the SCSI utility, the boot process continues.

5.Press <Esc> during POST to pop up a boot menu when POST finishes. From this menu you can choose the boot device or enter BIOS Setup.

After POST completes, the system beeps once.

What appears on the screen after this depends on whether you have an operating system loaded and if so, which one.

If the system halts before POST completes running, it emits a beep code indicating a fatal system error that requires immediate attention. If POST can display a message on the video display screen, it causes the speaker to beep twice as the message appears.

Note the screen display and write down the beep code you hear; this information is useful for your service representative. For a listing of beep codes and error messages that POST can generate, see the “Solving Problems” chapter in this manual.

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Using BIOS Setup

This section describes the BIOS Setup options. Use Setup to change the server configuration defaults. You can run Setup with or without an operating system being present. Setup stores most of the configuration values in battery backed CMOS; the rest of the values are stored in flash memory. The values take effect when you boot the server. POST uses these values to configure the hardware; if the values and the actual hardware do not agree, POST generates an error message. You must then run Setup to specify the correct configuration.

Run Setup: You may run Setup to modify such server board feature as:

Select diskette drive

Select parallel port

Select serial port

Set time/date (to be stored in RTC)

Configure IDE hard drive

Specify boot device sequence

Enable SCSI BIOS

Specify processor speed

Run SSU, not Setup: You must run the SSU instead of Setup to do the following:

Add or remove any ISA board that is not Plug and Play-compatible

Enter or change information about a board

Alter server resources (such as interrupts, memory addresses, I/O assignments) to user selected choices instead of choices selected by the BIOS resource manager

Record Your Setup Settings

If the default values ever need to be restored (after a CMOS clear, for example), you must run Setup again. Referring to the worksheets could make your task easier.

If You Cannot Access Setup

If the diskette drive is misconfigured so that you cannot access it to run a utility from a diskette, you may need to clear CMOS memory. You will need to open the server, change a jumper setting, use Setup to check and set diskette drive options, and change the jumper back. For a step-by-step procedure, see Chapter 5, under the heading, “CMOS Jumper.”

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Starting Setup

You can enter and start Setup under several conditions:

When you turn on the server, after POST completes the memory test

When you reboot the server by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Del> while at the DOS operating system prompt

When you have moved the CMOS jumper on the server board to the “Clear CMOS” position (enabled); for the procedure, see Chapter 5, under the heading “CMOS Jumper”

In the three conditions listed above, after rebooting, you will see this prompt:

Press <F2> to enter SETUP

In a fourth condition, when CMOS/NVRAM has been corrupted, you will see other prompts but not the <F2> prompt:

Warning: cmos checksum invalid

Warning: cmos time and date not set

In this condition, the BIOS will load default values for CMOS and attempt to boot.

Setup Menus

To:

Press

 

 

Get general help

<F1> or <Alt+H>

 

 

Move between menus

← →

 

 

Go to the previous item

 

 

Go to the next Item

 

 

Change the value of an item

+ or -

 

 

Select an item or display a submenu

<Enter>

 

 

Leave a submenu or exit Setup

<Esc>

 

 

Reset to Setup defaults

<F9>

 

 

Save and exit Setup

<F10>

 

 

When you see this:

What it means

 

 

On screen, an option is shown but you

You cannot change or configure the option in that menu screen.

cannot select it or move to that field.

Either the option is autoconfigured or autodetected, or you must

 

use a different Setup screen, or you must use the SSU.

 

 

On screen, the phrase Press Enter

Press <Enter> to display a submenu that is either a separate full

appears next to the option.

screen menu or a popup menu with one or more choices.

 

 

The rest of this section lists the features that display onscreen after you press <F2> to enter Setup. Not all of the option choices are described, because (1) a few are not user selectable but are displayed for your information, and (2) many of the choices are relatively self explanatory.

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