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Intel® Server Board SE7500CW2

Product Guide

A Guide for Technically Qualified Assemblers of Intel® Identified

Subassemblies/Products

Order Number: A86513-003

Disclaimer

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Copyright © 2002, Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

 

Contents

 

1

Description

 

 

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

7

 

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

9

 

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

10

 

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

11

 

Intel® E7500 Chipset...................................................................................................

12

 

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

13

 

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

14

 

PCI I/O Subsystem .....................................................................................................

14

 

Video Controller ..........................................................................................................

16

 

Network Interface Controller (NIC)..............................................................................

16

 

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

17

 

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

18

2 Configuration Software and Utilities

 

 

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

21

 

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

22

 

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

22

 

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

22

 

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

22

 

Menu Selection Bar ....................................................................................................

24

 

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

25

 

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

27

 

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

37

 

Power Menu ...............................................................................................................

38

 

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

38

 

System Menu..............................................................................................................

40

 

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

41

 

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

42

 

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

42

 

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

43

 

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

43

 

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

44

 

Hardware Monitoring ...........................................................................................................

45

3

Server Board Installation

 

 

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

47

 

Before You Begin ................................................................................................................

47

 

Emissions Disclaimer..................................................................................................

47

 

Safety Cautions ..........................................................................................................

47

 

Safety and Regulatory Compliance .....................................................................................

48

 

Minimum Hardware Requirements ......................................................................................

49

 

Installation Notes.................................................................................................................

49

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Installation Procedures ........................................................................................................

50

 

Installing the I/O Gasket and Shield ............................................................................

50

 

Configuring Chassis Standoffs....................................................................................

52

 

Installing Rubber Bumpers..........................................................................................

53

 

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

54

 

Installing Memory........................................................................................................

55

 

Installing the Processor(s) ..........................................................................................

56

 

Installing the Processor Wind Tunnel..........................................................................

58

 

Installing the Optional SCSI Add-in Card ....................................................................

60

 

Making Connections to the Server Board....................................................................

61

 

Cable Routing.............................................................................................................

62

 

Finishing Up................................................................................................................

64

4

Upgrading

 

 

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

65

 

Cautions ..............................................................................................................................

65

 

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

66

 

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

67

 

Adding or Replacing a Processor................................................................................

68

 

Installing the Processor Wind Tunnel..........................................................................

70

 

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

72

 

Replacing the Backup Battery .............................................................................................

72

5

Solving Problems

 

 

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

75

 

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

75

 

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

75

 

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

76

 

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

76

 

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

76

 

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

76

 

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

77

 

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

77

 

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

77

 

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

78

 

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

78

 

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

78

 

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

78

 

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

79

 

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

79

 

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

80

 

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

80

 

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

81

 

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

81

 

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

81

 

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

81

 

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

82

 

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

82

 

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

82

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Getting Help ...................................................................................................................

83

7

Technical Reference

 

 

Configuration Jumpers ........................................................................................................

85

 

Front Panel Header .............................................................................................................

86

8 Regulatory and Integration Information

 

 

Product Regulatory Compliance ..........................................................................................

87

 

 

Product Safety Compliance ........................................................................................

87

 

 

Product EMC Compliance ...........................................................................................

87

 

 

Product Regulatory Compliance Markings ..................................................................

88

 

Electromagnetic Compatibility Notices.................................................................................

88

 

 

FCC (USA) .................................................................................................................

88

 

 

INDUSTRY CANADA (ICES - 003) ...............................................................................

89

 

 

Europe (CE Declaration of Conformity) .......................................................................

89

 

 

Taiwan Declaration of Conformity ...............................................................................

89

 

 

Korean RRL Compliance ............................................................................................

90

 

 

Australia / New Zealand ..............................................................................................

90

Index

.......................................................................................................................................

91

Figures

 

 

1.

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

9

 

2. ...................................................

Server Board Connector and Component Locations

10

 

3. ........................................................................

Attaching the Gasket to the I/O Shield

50

 

4. ...........................................................................

Attaching the Label to the I/O Shield

51

 

5. ...............................................................................................

Installing the I/O Shield

51

 

6. ....................................................................................

Configuring Chassis Standoffs

52

 

7. ..........................................................................................

Installing Rubber Bumpers

53

 

8. .....................................................................

Placing the Server Board in the Chassis

54

 

9. .........................................................................................

Attaching the Server Board

54

 

10. .......................................................................................................

Installing Memory

55

 

11. .................................................................................

Installing the Retention Brackets

56

 

12. .........................................................

Opening Socket Lever and Attaching Processor

57

 

13. ...........................................................................................

Applying Thermal Grease

57

 

14. ..............................................................................................

Attaching the Heat Sink

58

 

15. .........................................................................

Attaching the Wind Tunnel Assembly

58

 

16. .......................................................................................

Attaching the Heat Sink Fan

59

 

17. ..................................................................

Attaching Intake and Exhaust Assemblies

59

 

18. ....................................................................

Making Connections to the Server Board

61

 

19. ....................................................................................................

Routing IDE Cables

62

 

20. ..................................................................................

Routing the Floppy Drive Cable

63

 

21. ................................................................................

Making Back Panel Connections

64

 

22. .........................................................................................................

Installing DIMMs

66

 

23. .................................................................................

Installing the Retention Brackets

68

 

24. .........................................................

Opening Socket Lever and Attaching Processor

69

 

25. ...........................................................................................

Applying Thermal Grease

69

 

26. ..............................................................................................

Attaching the Heat Sink

70

 

27. .........................................................................

Attaching the Wind Tunnel Assembly

70

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28.

Attaching the Heat Sink Fan .......................................................................................

71

29.

Attaching Intake and Exhaust Assemblies ..................................................................

71

30.

Replacing the Backup Battery.....................................................................................

73

31.

Configuration Jumper Location ...................................................................................

85

32.

Front Panel Header Connection Location ...................................................................

86

Tables

 

 

1.

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

7

2.

Security Operation Summary......................................................................................

18

3.

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

21

4.

Keyboard Commands .................................................................................................

23

5.

On-Screen Options.....................................................................................................

24

6.

Menu Selection Bar ....................................................................................................

24

7.

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

25

8.

Primary/Secondary, Master/Slave Submenu ..............................................................

26

9.

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

27

10.

I/O Device Configuration Submenu.............................................................................

29

11.

On Board Device Submenu ........................................................................................

31

12.

PCI Configuration Submenu .......................................................................................

32

13.

Option ROM Scan Submenu ......................................................................................

33

14.

Server Menu Submenu...............................................................................................

33

15.

Console Redirection Submenu ...................................................................................

34

16.

Event Logging Submenu ............................................................................................

35

17.

Hardware Monitor Submenu .......................................................................................

36

18.

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

37

19.

Power Menu ...............................................................................................................

38

20.

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

39

21.

System Menu..............................................................................................................

40

22.

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

41

23.

Monitored Headers and Sensors ................................................................................

45

24.

Configuration Jumper (J106) ......................................................................................

85

25.

Front Panel Header Connection Descriptions .............................................................

86

26.

Product Certification Markings ....................................................................................

88

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1 Description

Server Board Features

The Intel® Server Board SE7500CW2 offers a “flat” design, with the processors and memory subsystems residing on the board. The server board supports dual-processor operation with Intel® Xeonprocessors and the Intel® E7500 chipset. The board contains embedded devices for video, network, and IDE and provides basic monitoring hardware and interrupt control for dual processors and PC/AT-compatible operation.

Table 1. Server Board Features

Feature

Processor

Chipset

Memory

Video

PCI bus

Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Network

Description

Dual Intel Xeon processors for the Intel socket 604 that use the Flip Chip Pin Grid Array (FC-PGA) package

Intel E7500 chipset:

Supports 400 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB)

Memory Controller Hub (MCH) (North Bridge)

I/O Controller Hub 3 (ICH3) (South Bridge)

P64H2 64-bit I/O hub

DDR 200/266 compliant ECC DIMMs providing up to 4 GB of memory

DIMM Sockets: Four 72-bit, 184-pin, gold contact

Supported DIMM sizes: 128, 256, 512 MB, and 1 GB

Integrated onboard ATI RageXL 64-bit SVGA video controller

8 MB SDRAM video memory

SVGA video port

Five PCI expansion slots for add-in boards:

One 64-bit, PCI-X 133 MHz expansion slot

Two 64-bit, PCI-X 100 MHz expansion slots

Two 32-bit, 33 MHz, PCI expansion slots

Two IDE connectors supporting up to four ATA-100 compatible devices:

Two ATA 100 connectors controlled by the ICH3

Two ATA 100 connectors controlled by Promise20267 ATA RAID controller

Integrated on-board Intel® EtherExpress™ PRO100+ 10/100 megabit PCI Ethernet controller (Intel® 82550PM) with two RJ-45 Ethernet ports

continued

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Table 1. Server Board Features (continued)

Feature

System I/O

Power

Security

Form Factor

Description

WinbondW83627HF Super I/O Controller (Low Pin Count [LPC] bus) that provides the following:

Hardware monitoring

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

Advanced parallel port, supporting Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) level 1.7 and 1.9, Extended Capabilities Port (ECP), compatible 25-pin

One serial port, 9-pin

Two 10/100 BASE-TX, RJ-45 Ethernet ports

Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports

SSI-EEB 3.0 compliant

Power/Sleep Switch with LED Indicator

Wake on LAN(WOL)

Wake on Ring (WOR)

BIOS password

Keyboard password protection

SSI-EEB 3.0–compliant form factor

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Back Panel Connectors

 

Aux. Pwr

Memory Connector 3B

Memory Connector 3A

Memory Connector 2B

Memory Connector 2A

 

Power

DIMM

DIMM

DIMM

DIMM

 

Main

 

 

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

A

B

 

 

 

 

C D F G

OM14419

A.USB 1, 2, 3

B.Keyboard/mouse

C.Serial port 1

D.Video

E.Parallel

F.NIC1

G.NIC2

Figure 1. Back Panel Connectors

Description

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Server Board Connector and Component Locations

A B C D E

USB

BB

AA

Z

Y

X

W

V

U

Main Power

 

Aux. Pwr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIMM Memory Connector 3B

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIMM Memory Connector 3A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIMM Memory Connector 2B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIMM Memory Connector 2A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

T S R Q P

OM14279A

A.Main power connector

B.Auxiliary signal

C.CPU power

D.CPU fan 1

E.DIMMs

F.Primary processor connector (CPU1)

G.Secondary processor connector (CPU2)

H.CPU fan 2

I.System fan 2 (front chassis fan)

J.System fan 1 (front chassis fan)

K.Front panel

L.Secondary IDE (ATA 100)

M.Primary IDE (ATA 100)

N.Secondary RAID IDE (ATA 100 RAID)

O.Primary RAID IDE (ATA 100 RAID)

P.Battery

Q.Floppy drive connector

R.Front panel USB

S.Serial port 2

T.Chassis Intrusion

U.PCI 32/33

V.PCI-X 64/100

W.PCI-X 64/133

X.System fan 4 (rear chassis fan)

Y.System fan 3 (rear chassis fan)

Z.I2C connector

AA.Jumper block

BB.Back panel connectors

Figure 2. Server Board Connector and Component Locations

NOTE

DIMMs 1A and 1B are closest to the side of the board and DIMMs 2A and 2B are in the middle of the board.

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Processor

The Server Board SE7500CW2 accommodates two Intel Xeon processors with 512 KB cache. The SKT604 is a 604-pin zero-insertion force (ZIF) socket. The processor(s) interface with the system bus at 400 MHz.

For a complete list of supported processors, see:

http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/SE7500CW2

Dual Processor Operation

The Intel Xeon interface is dual processor (DP) ready. Each processor contains a local

Intel® Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC) section for interrupt handling. When two processors are installed, both processors must be of identical revision, core voltage, and bus/core speeds.

Boxed Processor Fan Heat sink

A processor wind tunnel is supplied with the boxed Intel Xeon processor. After the processor and heat sink are installed, install and connect the processor wind tunnel. For proper processor cooling, the fan inlet air temperature should be below 45 °C.

CAUTION

Clearance is required at each end of the fan heat sink to ensure unimpeded airflow for proper cooling. Restricting the airflow through the processor heat sink can cause overheating and subsequent failure of the processor.

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Intel® E7500 Chipset

The Server Board SE7500CW2 includes an Intel E7500 chipset (MCH, ICH3, P64H2) that provides an integrated I/O bridge and memory controller and a flexible I/O subsystem core (PCI).

MCH

The MCH North Bridge in the E7500 chipset integrates three main functions:

An integrated high-performance main memory subsystem

An HI 2.0 bus interface that provides a high-performance data flow path between the host bus and the I/O subsystem

A HI 1.5 bus that provides an interface to the ICH3-S (South Bridge)

Other features provided by the MCH include the following:

Full support of ECC on the memory bus

Full support of chipkill on the memory interface with x4 DIMMs

Twelve deep in-order queue

Full support of registered DDR-200 or DDR-266 ECC DIMMs

Memory scrubbing

ICH3

The primary role of the ICH3 is to provide the gateway to all PC-compatible I/O devices and features. The Server Board SE7500CW2 uses the following ICH3 features:

32-bit/33 MHz PCI bus interface

LPC bus interface

IDE interface, with Ultra DMA 100 capability

USB interface

PC-compatible timer/counter and DMA controllers

APIC and 8259 interrupt controller

Power management

System real-time clock (RTC)

General purpose I/O

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Super I/O

The Server Board SE7500CW2 uses the Winbond W83627HF Super I/O Plug and Play Compatible with ACPI-Compliant Controller/Extender. This device provides the system with the following:

Two serial ports

One parallel port

Floppy disk controller

PS/2-compatible keyboard and mouse controller

Two ATA 100 IDE channels

HW monitor controller

The Server Board SE7500CW2 provides the connector interface for the floppy disk drive, dual serial ports, parallel port, PS/2 mouse, and PS/2 keyboard.

Serial Ports

The Server Board SE7500CW2 provides one DB9 connector on the back panel for serial port 1. Serial port 1 is compatible with 16550A and 16450 modes. The port can be set to one of four different COM-x ports, and each can be enabled separately. When enabled, each port can be programmed to generate edgeor level-sensitive interrupts. When disabled, serial port interrupts are available to add-in cards. An additional serial header is available on the board for an optional serial port 2.

Parallel Port

The Server Board SE7500CW2 provides a 25-pin parallel port back panel connector. The Super I/O provides an IEEE 1284–compliant 25-pin bidirectional parallel port. BIOS programming of the Super I/O registers enables the parallel port and determines the port address and interrupt. When disabled, the interrupt is available to add-in cards.

Floppy Port

The floppy disk connector on the server board provides the interface to the floppy disk drive from the floppy disk controller.

Keyboard and Mouse Connectors

The separate keyboard and mouse connectors, found on the back panel of the server board, are PS/2-compatible. The keyboard and mouse connectors are interchangeable.

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Memory

The Server Board SE7500CW2 contains four 184-pin DIMM sockets and provides up to 4 GB of memory. Memory is partitioned as two banks of DDR DIMMs, each of which provides 144 bits of two-way interleaved memory.

The Server Board SE7500CW2 supports up to four ECC DDR DIMMs that are compliant with the JEDEC DDR 200/266 specification. A wide range of DIMM sizes are supported, including the following:

128 MB

256 MB

512 MB

1 GB

The minimum supported memory configuration is 256 MB, using two 128 MB DIMMs. The maximum configurable memory size is 4 GB using four 1 GB DIMMs.

NOTE

The Server Board SE7500CW2 has been designed to support up to 8 GB of memory using 2 GB DIMMs. To date, Intel has not been able to complete validation testing of 2 GB DIMMs and these parts are not supported. Check the following Web site for updates on supported memory:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/SE7500CW2/ tested_memory.htm

DIMMs must be installed in pairs and must be populated starting with DIMM 1A and 1B (see Figure 22 on page 66 for the locations of the DIMM connectors). Although the Server Board SE7500CW2 architecture allows the user to mix various sizes of DIMMs between banks, DIMMs must be identical within the banks.

PCI I/O Subsystem

The Server Board SE7500CW2 provides three PCI bus segments in the form of one

PCI-X 133 MHz, two PCI-X 100 MHz, and two 32-bit /33 MHz slots over the three bus segments.

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64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X Capable Subsystem

The 64-bit/133 MHz PCI segment includes one 3.3 V keyed PCI expansion slot that can support PCI-X add-in cards up to 133 MHz and are backward compatible to 64 bit/66 MHz, 64 bit/33 MHz, and 32 bit/33 MHz PCI cards.

64-bit/133 MHz PCI features include:

Bus speed up to 133 MHz

3.3 V signaling environment

Burst transfers up to a peak of 1000 megabytes per second (MB/s)

8-, 16-, 32-, 64-, or 100-bit data transfers

Plug and Play ready

Parity enabled

NOTE

The speed of the bus will run at the speed of the adapter installed.

64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X Capable Subsystem

The 64-bit/100 MHz PCI segment includes two 3.3 V keyed PCI expansion slots that can support add-in cards up to 100 MHz and are backward compatible to 64-bit/66 MHz, 64 bit/33 MHz, and 32 bit/33 MHz PCI cards.

64-bit/100 MHz PCI features include:

Bus speed up to 100 MHz

3.3 V signaling environment

Burst transfers up to a peak of 800 Megabytes per second (MB/s)

8-, 16-, 32-, or 64-bit data transfers

Plug and Play ready

Parity enabled

NOTE

If you install a slower card into one of the PCI 64/100 connectors, the bus speed for both connectors will be lowered to the speed of the slowest adapter.

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32-bit/33 MHz PCI Subsystem

The 32-bit/33 MHz PCI segment includes the following embedded devices and connectors:

Two 5 V keyed PCI expansion slots

Integrated Intel EtherExpress PRO100+ 10/100 megabit PCI Ethernet controller (Intel 82550PM)

Integrated ATI Rage XL video controller with 8 MB of on-board SDRAM

Integrated Promise PDC20267 ATA-100 RAID controller

32-bit/33 MHz PCI features include:

Bus speed up to 33 MHz

5 V signaling environment

Burst transfers up to a peak of 132 MB/s

8-, 16-, or 32-bit data transfers

Plug and Play ready

Parity enabled

Video Controller

The Server Board SE7500CW2 includes an ATI Rage XL video controller, 8 MB video SDRAM, and support circuitry for an embedded SVGA video subsystem.

The SVGA subsystem supports a variety of modes: up to 1600 x 1200 resolution for CRT displays and up to 1024 x 768 resolution for TFT displays, and up to 16.7 million colors. The Server Board SE7500CW2 provides a standard 15-pin VGA connector.

Network Interface Controller (NIC)

The Server Board SE7500CW2 includes two 10Base-T/100Base-TX network controllers based on the Intel 82550PM Fast Ethernet PCI Bus Controller. As a PCI bus master, the 82550PM controller can burst data at up to 132 MB/s. Status LEDs are included on the external NIC connector.

You can disable the embedded NIC in BIOS Setup Utility. When disabled it is not visible to the operating system.

Supported Network Features

The Server Board SE7500CW2 supports the following features of the 82550PM controller:

Glueless 32-bit PCI Bus Master Interface (Direct Drive of Bus), compatible with PCI Bus Specification, revision 2.1 / 2.2

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

On-chip counters for network management

Autodetect and autoswitching for 10 or 100 MB/s network speeds

Support for both 10 MB/s and 100 MB/s networks, full or half duplex-capable, with back-to-back transmit at 100 MB/s

Integrated physical interface to TX magnetics

The magnetics component terminates the 100Base-TX connector interface. A flash device stores the network ID

Support for Wake on LAN (WOL)

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ACPI

The Advance Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)–aware operating system can place the system into a state where the hard drives spin-down, the system fans stop, and all processing is halted. In this state the power supply is still on and the processors still dissipate some power, so the power supply fan and processor fans are still running.

NOTE

ACPI requires an operating system that supports this feature.

The Server Board SE7500CW2 supports sleep states S0, S4, and S5. When the server board is operating in ACPI mode, the operating system retains control of the system and the operating system policy determines the entry methods and wake-up sources for each sleep state. Sleep entry and wake-up event capabilities are provided by the hardware but are enabled by the operating system. Following is a summary of the supported sleep states:

S0: Normal running state.

S4: Hibernate or Save to Disk. The memory and machine state are saved to disk. Pressing the power button or another wake-up event restores the system state from the disk and resumes normal operation. This state assumes that no hardware changes were made to the system while it was off.

S5: Soft off. Only the RTC section of the chipset is running in this state.

CAUTION

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

AC Link Mode

The AC link mode allows the system to monitor its AC input power so that if AC input power is lost and then restored, the system returns to one of the following preselected settings:

Last State (Factory Default Setting)

Stay Off

The AC link mode settings can be changed by running the BIOS Setup Utility.

Wake on LAN

Wake on LAN allows system power to be activated by way of a network or modem. If the system power is set to off, it can be turned on remotely by sending a specific packet from the main computer to the remote system.

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Security

The Server Board SE7500CW2 BIOS provides the ability to secure itself. Table 2 summarizes the security options available in the BIOS.

Table 2.

Security Operation Summary

 

 

 

 

Entry Method/

Entry

 

 

 

Mode

Event

Criteria

Behavior

Exit Criteria

After Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

User

Power On/Reset

User

System halts for

User

Power and Reset

Password

 

password

User Password

password

switches are

on boot

 

set and

before booting. The

followed by

enabled.

(AT style)

 

password on

system is not in

[Enter]

Keyboard and

 

 

boot enabled

secure mode.

 

mouse inputs are

 

 

 

Except for the

 

accepted. The

 

 

 

password, no mouse

 

system boots

 

 

 

or keyboard input is

 

normally. Boot

 

 

 

accepted.

 

sequence is

 

 

 

 

 

determined by

 

 

 

 

 

setup options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Password Protection

The BIOS uses passwords to prevent unauthorized tampering with the system. Once secure mode is entered, access to the system is allowed only after the correct password(s) has been entered. Both user and supervisor passwords are supported by the BIOS. The user password cannot be set unless a supervisor password has been set.

When set, a password can be cleared by changing it to a null string. Clearing the supervisor password also clears the user password. Entering the user password permits modification of the time, date, language, user password, and password on boot setup fields; other setup fields can be modified only if the supervisor password is entered. The user password also allows the system to boot, if secure boot is enabled.

If a wrong password is entered three times in a row, the BIOS stops validating passwords and the BIOS security engine returns a failure for any further password validation attempt. If the user enters three wrong passwords in a row during the boot sequence (i.e., when entering Setup), the system is placed into a halt state. This feature makes is difficult to break the password by the “trial and error” method.

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Using Passwords

If only the supervisor password is set, you:

Must enter the supervisor password to enter BIOS Setup.

Must enter the supervisor password to boot the server if Password on Boot is enabled in the BIOS Setup.

Must enter the supervisor password to exit secure mode.

If both passwords are set, you:

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

Must enter the supervisor password if you want to enter BIOS Setup and have access to all of the options.

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

May enter either password to exit secure mode.

Password Clear Jumper

If the user or supervisor password(s) is(are) lost or forgotten, moving the password clear jumper into the “clear” position clears both passwords. The password clear jumper must be restored to its original position before a new password(s) can be set. The password clear jumper is located on jumper block J106 pins [3-4] on the Server Board SE7500CW2.

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2 Configuration Software and Utilities

This chapter describes the Power-On Self-Test (POST) and server configuration utilities. Table 3 below briefly describes the utilities.

Table 3. Configuration Utilities

Utility

BIOS Setup

BIOS Upgrade

Utility

Description and brief procedure

If the system does not have a diskette drive or the drive is disabled or misconfigured, use BIOS 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 position will allow most server configurations to boot. Then use the recovery disk to recover.

Use to upgrade the BIOS.

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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

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

4.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.

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 common beep codes and error messages that POST can generate, see the “Solving Problems” chapter in this manual.

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Using BIOS Setup Utility

This section describes the BIOS Setup Utility options. Use BIOS Setup to change the server configuration defaults. You can run BIOS Setup with or without an operating system being present.

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 BIOS Setup Utility to check and set diskette drive options, and change the jumper back.

Starting Setup

You can enter and start BIOS Setup under several conditions:

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

When you have moved the CMOS jumper on the server board to the “Clear CMOS” position (enabled)

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

Press <F2> to enter SETUP

In a third 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

Each BIOS Setup menu page contains a number of features. Except those used for information purposes, each feature is associated with a value field that contains user-selectable parameters. Parameters may be changed depending upon the security option chosen. If a value is not changeable due to insufficient security privileges (or other reasons), the feature’s value field becomes inaccessible.

The bottom portion of the BIOS Setup screen provides a list of commands that are used for navigating the Setup utility. Table 4 describes the keyboard commands you can use in the BIOS Setup menus.

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Table 4. Keyboard Commands

Press Description

<F1>

Help - Pressing F1 on any menu invokes the general Help window.

→ The left and right arrow keys are used to move between the major menu pages. The keys have no affect if a submenu or pick list is displayed.

Select Item up - The up arrow is used to select the previous value in a menu item’s option list, or a value field pick list. Pressing the Enter key activates the selected item.

Select Item down - The down arrow is used to select the next value in a menu item’s option list, or a value field pick list. Pressing the Enter key activates the selected item.

F5/-

Change Value - The minus key or the F5 function key is used to change the value of the current

 

item to the previous value. This key scrolls through the values in the associated pick list without

 

displaying the full list.

F6/+

<Enter>

<Esc>

<F9>

<F10>

Change Value - The plus key or the F6 function key is used to change the value of the current menu item to the next value. This key scrolls through the values in the associated pick list without displaying the full list. On 106-key Japanese keyboards, the plus key has a different scan code than the plus key on the other keyboard, but it has the same effect.

Execute Command - The Enter key is used to activate submenus when the selected feature is a submenu, or to display a pick list if a selected feature has a value field, or to select a sub-field for multi-valued features like time and date. If a pick list is displayed, the Enter key will undo the pick list, and allow another selection in the parent menu.

Exit - The ESC key provides a mechanism for backing out of any field. This key will undo the pressing of the Enter key. When the ESC key is pressed while editing any field or selecting features of a menu, the parent menu is re-entered. When the ESC key is pressed in any submenu, the parent menu is re-entered. When the ESC key is pressed in any major menu, the exit confirmation window is displayed and the user is asked whether changes can be discarded.

Setup Defaults - Pressing F9 causes the following to appear:

Setup Confirmation

Load default configuration now?

[Yes] [No]

If “Yes” is selected and the Enter key is pressed, all Setup fields are set to their default values. If “No” is selected and the Enter key is pressed, or if the ESC key is pressed, the user is returned to where they were before F9 was pressed without affecting any existing field values.

Save and Exit - Pressing F10 causes the following message to appear:

Setup Confirmation

Save Configuration changes and exit now?

[Yes] [NO]

If “Yes” is selected and the Enter key is pressed, all changes are saved and Setup is exited. If “No” is selected and the Enter key is pressed, or the ESC key is pressed, the user is returned to where they were before F10 was pressed without affecting any existing values.

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Table 5 describes the on-screen options you will see in BIOS Setup and what they mean.

Table 5. On-Screen Options

When you see this:

On screen, an option is shown but you cannot select it or move to that field.

On screen, the phrase Press Enter appears next to the option.

What it means:

You cannot change or configure the option in that menu screen. Either the option is auto-configured or auto-detected, or you must use a different Setup screen.

Press <Enter> to display a submenu that is either a separate full screen menu or a popup menu with one or more choices.

The following sections describe the menus and options available in BIOS Setup. Default settings are indicated in bold.

Menu Selection Bar

The Menu Selection Bar is located at the top of the screen and displays the major menu selections available to the user. The menu bar is shown below.

 

Main

Advanced

Security

Power

Boot

System

Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 6 lists the menus available in BIOS Setup.

Table 6. Menu Selection Bar

 

 

 

Main

Advanced

Security

Power

Boot

System

Allocates

Configures

Sets and

Allows

Selects boot

Information

resources for

advanced

clears

system to

options and

on vendor,

hardware

features

passwords

disable ACPI

power supply

processor,

components

available

and security

reboot and

controls

memory,

 

through the

features

disable power

 

peripherals,

 

chipset

 

button

 

and BIOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exit

Saves or discards changes to Setup program options

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Main Menu

To access this menu, select Main on the menu bar at the top of the screen.

 

Main

 

Advanced

Security

Power

Boot

System

Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Master

Primary Slave

Secondary Master

Secondary Slave

Table 7 lists the options available on the Main menu. This menu allocates resources for hardware components.

Table 7. Main Menu

Feature

Choices

Description

System Time

HH:MM:SS

Sets the system time (hour, minutes, and seconds, on

 

 

a 24-hour clock).

System Date

Legacy Diskette A

Primary Master

MM/DD/YYYY

Not installed

1.44 MB, 3 ½ (default)

2.88 MB, 3 ½

Select to display submenu

Sets the system date (month, day, year).

Selects the diskette type.

Japanese media format. To support this type of media format requires a 3.5-inch, 3-mode diskette drive.

Displays IDE device selection.

Primary Slave

Select to display

Displays IDE device selection.

 

submenu

 

 

 

 

Secondary Master

Select to display

Displays IDE device selection.

 

submenu

 

 

 

 

Secondary Slave

Select to display

Displays IDE device selection.

 

submenu

 

 

 

 

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Primary/Secondary, Master/Slave Submenus

To access this submenu, select Main on the menu bar at the top of the screen and then the master or slave to be configured.

 

Main

 

Advanced

Security

Power

Boot

System

Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Master

Primary Slave

Secondary Master

Secondary Slave

There are four IDE submenus: primary master, primary slave, secondary master, and secondary slave. Table 8 shows the format of the IDE submenus. For brevity, only one example is shown.

Table 8.

Primary/Secondary, Master/Slave Submenu

Feature

 

Choices

Description

Type

 

No options

Automatically detects the type of IDE device installed.

Multi-Sector Transfers

No options

Specifies the number of sectors that are transferred per

 

 

 

block during multiple sector transfers. This option is

 

 

 

disabled by default.

LBA Mode Control

No options

Enables Large Block Addressing (LBA) instead of

 

 

 

cylinder, head, sector addressing. This option is

 

 

 

disabled by default.

 

 

 

 

32 Bit I/O

Transfer Mode

Disabled (default)

Enabled

No options

Enables 32-bit IDE data transfers.

Selects the method of moving data to and from the hard drive. Automatically set to Standard, which selects the optimum transfer mode.

Ultra DMA Mode

Disabled

Enables Ultra DMA mode.

 

Enabled (default)

 

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Advanced Menu

To access this menu, select Advanced on the menu bar at the top of the screen.

 

Main

 

Advanced

 

 

Security

Power

Boot

System

Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I/O Device Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Board

Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Server Menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Console Redirection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Logging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardware

Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 9 list the selections available on the Advanced menu. This menu configures advanced features available through the chipset.

Table 9.

Advanced Menu

 

 

Feature

 

Choices

Description

 

 

 

 

I/O Device Configuration

Select to display

Configures the I/O ports.

 

 

submenu

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Board Device

Select to display

Configures the onboard RAID, network, and USB

 

 

submenu

controllers.

 

 

 

 

PCI Configuration

Select to display

Configures PCI or RAID devices.

 

 

submenu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Server Menu

Select to display

Sets options for server features.

 

 

submenu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Console Redirection

Select to display

Provides additional options to configure the console.

 

 

submenu

 

 

Event Logging

Select to display

Displays the event logs.

 

 

submenu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardware Monitor

Select to display

Displays voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds for the

 

 

submenu

system.

 

 

 

 

 

Installed O/S

Win2000/.NET

Specifies the operating system installed on your system

 

 

 

(default)

that you will use most often. An incorrect setting can cause

 

 

NT4

some operating systems to behave erratically.

 

 

Other

Note: If you select NT4, an additional submenu item, NT4

 

 

 

 

Installation Workaround, will appear. It is disabled by

 

 

 

 

default. To install Windows NT4.0, you need to change

 

 

 

 

the NT4 Installation Workaround option to Enabled.

 

 

 

 

Disable it to install pertinent service packs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Table 9. Advanced Menu (continued)

Feature

Boot-time Diagnostic

Screen

Reset Configuration Data

Large Disk Access Mode

Choices

Enabled

Disabled (default)

No (default)

Yes

Other

DOS (default)

Description

Enables or disables the boot-time diagnostic screen.

Disabled will display the splash screen over the diagnostic screen. This splash screen can be changed to show an OEM-based logo.

Specifies if the extended server configuration data will be reset during the next boot.

Yes clears the extended server configuration data during the next boot. The system automatically resets this field to No during the next boot.

UNIX, NetWare, and other operating systems require this option be set to Other. If you install an operating system and the hard drive fails to install, change this setting and try again. Different operating systems require different representations of drive geometries.

PS/2 Mouse

Disabled

Configures the PS/2 mouse.

 

Enabled

Disabled prevents any installed PS/2 mouse from

 

Auto Detect

functioning but frees up IRQ 12.

 

 

(default)

Enabled forces the PS/2 mouse port to be enabled even if

 

 

 

a mouse is not present.

 

 

 

Auto Detect will enable the PS/2 mouse only if one is

 

 

 

present.

 

 

 

 

Summary Screen

Disabled

Enables or disables the boot-time hardware/BIOS summary

 

Enabled

screen.

 

 

(default)

 

 

 

 

 

Legacy USB Support

Disabled

Enables support for legacy USB. It may be necessary to

 

Enabled

set this option to Disable to install NetWare 6.0 SP1.

 

 

(default)

 

 

 

 

 

PXE Support

Disabled

Enables support for onboard PXE.

 

 

(default)

 

 

NIC2

 

 

NIC1

 

 

 

 

 

Hyper-Threading

Disabled

Allows Intel Xeon processors to run in hyperthreading

 

Enabled

mode. Enabling this setting will improve throughput

 

 

(default)

significantly on certain applications.

 

 

 

 

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