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Contents

Proprietary Notice

Using This Guide

 

Text Conventions ...............................................................................................................

viii

 

Related Documents ..............................................................................................................

ix

 

Safety Notices .......................................................................................................................

x

 

Safety Notices for Users Outside of the U.S.A. and Canada ..........................................

xi

 

Care and Handling...............................................................................................................

xii

1

System Overview

 

 

Overview ............................................................................................................................

1-2

 

System Features..................................................................................................................

1-3

 

System Chassis...................................................................................................................

1-5

 

Front View ....................................................................................................................

1-5

 

Top View ......................................................................................................................

1-6

 

Right Side View............................................................................................................

1-7

 

Internal View ................................................................................................................

1-8

 

Main Components.........................................................................................................

1-9

 

Itanium 2 Processors .............................................................................................

1-9

 

System Memory ....................................................................................................

1-9

 

PCI-XCore Module ..............................................................................................

1-9

 

Service Processor Board......................................................................................

1-10

 

Power/Status LEDs .............................................................................................

1-10

 

System Functions .............................................................................................................

1-10

 

Partitioning..................................................................................................................

1-10

 

Chipset and Crossbar Switch ......................................................................................

1-11

 

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

1-11

 

Expansion.........................................................................................................................

1-12

 

CELLV Board.............................................................................................................

1-13

 

CPUs ...........................................................................................................................

1-13

 

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

1-13

 

Optional PCIX Unit ....................................................................................................

1-13

 

Peripheral Devices ......................................................................................................

1-14

 

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

1-14

2

System Operation

 

 

Setting Up the Server .........................................................................................................

2-2

 

Starting Up the System.......................................................................................................

2-4

 

Shutting Down the System.................................................................................................

2-8

 

Using Exception Procedures ............................................................................................

2-10

 

Dump...........................................................................................................................

2-10

 

Cold Reset...................................................................................................................

2-10

 

Restart .........................................................................................................................

2-11

 

Power On Reset...........................................................................................................

2-11

 

Booting the OS.................................................................................................................

2-12

 

OS Boot from Boot Manager ......................................................................................

2-12

 

OS Boot from the EFI Boot Manager .........................................................................

2-12

 

EFI Shell .....................................................................................................................

2-13

 

EFI Shell Commands ..................................................................................................

2-14

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OS Boot from EFI Shell ..............................................................................................

2-16

 

Notes for OS Installation.............................................................................................

2-17

 

EFI Device Path...........................................................................................................

2-17

 

Checking Failure .........................................................................................................

2-18

 

Using the DVD-ROMDrive.............................................................................................

2-19

 

Inserting a Disc in the DVD-ROMDrive....................................................................

2-19

 

Removing a Disc from the DVD-ROMDrive.............................................................

2-19

 

Using an Optional Tape Drive..........................................................................................

2-20

 

Environmental DAT Specifications ............................................................................

2-20

 

DAT Cartridge Labels .................................................................................................

2-21

 

Write Protection ..........................................................................................................

2-21

 

DAT Cartridge Insertion and Removal .......................................................................

2-22

3

Service Processor

 

 

SP Console..........................................................................................................................

3-2

 

SP Console Connections ...............................................................................................

3-2

 

Console Operations .......................................................................................................

3-3

 

Console Status and Login Authentication .....................................................................

3-3

 

Login and Main Menu...................................................................................................

3-6

 

OS (BIOS) Console ............................................................................................................

3-8

 

Virtual SOP.........................................................................................................................

3-9

 

Partition State Display.................................................................................................

3-10

 

SP Command Console ......................................................................................................

3-12

 

SP Command Console Buffer .....................................................................................

3-12

 

SP Command Prompt ..................................................................................................

3-13

 

SP Message Header .....................................................................................................

3-13

 

SP Command List........................................................................................................

3-14

 

SP Command Reference...................................................................................................

3-16

 

CM (Change Command Mode)...................................................................................

3-17

 

DF (Shut Down System Power <override>) ...............................................................

3-18

 

DL (Display SP Logs) .................................................................................................

3-19

 

DN (Shut Down System Power)..................................................................................

3-23

 

DP (System Dump) .....................................................................................................

3-25

 

DT (SP Date and Time)...............................................................................................

3-26

 

EN (Environmental Information) ................................................................................

3-27

 

FV (Firmware Versions)..............................................................................................

3-31

 

HC (Hardware Configuration).....................................................................................

3-32

 

HE (Help) ....................................................................................................................

3-52

 

ML (Message Log)......................................................................................................

3-53

 

PC (Power Cycle)........................................................................................................

3-55

 

RS (Cold Reset System) ..............................................................................................

3-57

 

UP (Bring Up System) ................................................................................................

3-58

4

BIOS Setup

 

 

Setup Overview ..................................................................................................................

4-2

 

What is Setup?...............................................................................................................

4-2

 

When You Should Change the Settings ........................................................................

4-2

 

Some Setting Errors Exist......................................................................................

4-2

 

Settings of CMOS and/or NVRAM Are Cleared ..................................................

4-3

 

Adding or Deleting a Boot Device ........................................................................

4-3

 

The BIOS Version Has Changed...........................................................................

4-4

 

The Host Bus Bridge Configuration Has Changed................................................

4-4

 

 

 

iv

Contents

 

 

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

4-4

 

Screen Description ........................................................................................................

4-5

 

Menu Tree ..........................................................................................................................

4-6

 

Main Menu Overview ...................................................................................................

4-7

 

Advanced Menu Overview ...........................................................................................

4-8

 

Security Menu Overview ..............................................................................................

4-9

 

System Hardware Menu Overview .............................................................................

4-10

 

Exit Menu Overview...................................................................................................

4-12

 

Menu Options and Settings ..............................................................................................

4-13

 

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

4-13

 

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

4-15

 

Advanced Submenu ............................................................................................

4-17

 

Peripheral Configuration Submenu.....................................................................

4-18

 

Monitoring Configuration Submenu ...................................................................

4-20

 

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

4-22

 

Extended PCI Slot Submenu...............................................................................

4-24

 

Numlock Submenu..............................................................................................

4-27

 

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

4-29

 

System Hardware Menu..............................................................................................

4-31

 

HBB Configuration Submenu .............................................................................

4-33

 

PCI Bus Parity Error Assert Submenu ................................................................

4-35

 

Master Latency Timer Submenu .........................................................................

4-37

 

Multi Transaction Timer Submenu .....................................................................

4-39

 

Low MMIO Configuration Submenu..................................................................

4-41

 

High MMIO Configuration Submenu .................................................................

4-43

 

IO Space Configuration Submenu.......................................................................

4-45

 

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

4-47

 

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

4-49

 

Console Redirection – System Serial Port ..........................................................

4-51

 

Console Redirection – Serial Port 1 ....................................................................

4-53

 

Shrink Total Number of Interrupt Vectors Submenu..........................................

4-55

 

Memory Mapped I/O > 4GB Submenu...............................................................

4-56

 

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

4-57

 

BIOS Virtual DIP Switch.................................................................................................

4-59

 

What is BIOS Virtual DIP Switch?.............................................................................

4-59

 

PCI Online Maintenance (PCI Hot Plug).........................................................................

4-60

 

Available PCI Online Maintenance Function .............................................................

4-60

 

Preparing the Resources..............................................................................................

4-60

 

If a Reboot Occurs ......................................................................................................

4-61

 

HBB Configuration Submenu Precaution ........................................................................

4-63

5

I/O Board Installation

 

 

Identifying PCI Slots in the Core Module..........................................................................

5-2

 

Identifying PCI Slots in the PCIX Unit..............................................................................

5-5

 

Selecting a Slot...................................................................................................................

5-8

 

Installing a Board in the Core Module ...............................................................................

5-9

 

Installing a Board in the PCIX Unit .................................................................................

5-14

6

Problem Solving

 

 

Solving Simple Problems ...................................................................................................

6-2

 

Troubleshooting the System...............................................................................................

6-4

Contents v

A Technical Specifications

 

Main Chassis......................................................................................................................

A-2

DVD-ROMDrive ..............................................................................................................

A-3

Tape Drive .........................................................................................................................

A-4

FDD ...................................................................................................................................

A-5

B

Memory Upgrades

 

 

Memory Configurations ....................................................................................................

B-2

 

DIMM Installation.............................................................................................................

B-3

C

Windows 2003 Installation

 

 

Installing Microsoft Windows 2003 ..................................................................................

C-2

 

Creating a Mirrored Drive of Windows 2003....................................................................

C-3

Index

vi Contents

Using This Guide

This User’s Guide provides a quick reference to information about your server system. Its goal is to familiarize you with your system and the tasks necessary for system setup and operation.

This guide contains the following information:

!Chapter 1, System Overview,” provides an overview of your system and describes your system’s major system components. See this chapter to familiarize yourself with your system.

!Chapter 2, “System Operation,” tells you how to set up the server, how to start up, shut down, and reboot the system, how to boot the OS, and how to use the DVD-ROMdrive and optional tape drive.

!Chapter 3, “Service Processor,” describes service processor functions. This chapter includes information about the SP console, OS console, Virtual SOP, and service processor commands.

!Chapter 4, “BIOS Setup,” provides you with a description of the BIOS Setup utility and its options for configuring the server.

!Chapter 5, “I/O Board Installation,” shows you how to install I/O boards in the server. Information includes slot identification and board installation in both the core module and the optional PCIX unit.

!Chapter 6, “Problem Solving” contains helpful information for solving problems that might occur with your system.

!Appendix A, “Technical Specifications” provides specifications for your server system.

!Appendix B, “Memory Upgrade” provides memory configuration information necessary for adding memory to the server. Information includes allowable memory configurations, memory slot locations, and how to allocate memory.

!Appendix C, “Windows 2003 Installation” provides information for installing Microsoft® Windows® 2003 on the Express5800/1000 series server and for creating a mirrored drive of Windows 2003.

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Text Conventions

This guide uses the following text conventions.

Warnings, cautions, and notes have the following meanings:

! WARNING

Warnings alert you to situations that could result in serious personal injury or loss of life.

! CAUTION

Cautions indicate situations that can damage the system hardware or software.

Note: Notes give important information about the material being described.

!Names of keyboard keys are printed as they appear on the keyboard. For example, Ctrl,

Alt, or Enter.

!Text or keystrokes that you enter appear as boldface type. For example, type abc123 and pressENTER.

!File names are printed in uppercase letters. For example, AUTOEXEC.BAT.

viii Using This Guide

Related Documents

In addition to this guide, the following system documentation is included with your server either as electronic files on EXPRESSBUILDER or as paper copy shipped with your server.

!System Release Notes

Release Notes provide you with the latest information about your system. This information was not available to be included in your user's guide at the time it was developed and released.

!Site Preparation Guide

The Site Preparation Guide contains information required for preparing the site for your server installation.

!Installation Procedures

The Installation Procedures document provides procedures for installing the server at the site, including unpacking the server, setting up the chassis components, and connecting the power cables.

! CAUTION

The Express5800/1080Xd server requires installation by qualified personnel such as an NEC technician and system administrator.

!ServerCareSM Guide

The ServerCare Guide contains information about NEC’s warranty and server registration.

Using This Guide ix

Safety Notices

! WARNING

To avoid a risk of injuries, installation should be performed by trained technical personnel.

Your server is equipped with a front stabilizer. Engage the front stabilizer during installation. For stability and to distribute the weight, also attach side stabilizers. Otherwise, the rack may topple over and cause injuries.

If you extend two or more devices from the rack at the same time, the rack may topple over on you. Extend only one device from the rack at a time.

Exercise great care not to hurt your fingers on the rail when you mount/dismount the equipment into/from the rack.

Lithium batteries can be dangerous. Improper handling of lithium batteries may result in an explosion. Dispose of lithium batteries as required by local ordinance. Replace only with the same or equivalent type battery.

The DVD-ROMdrive uses a laser beam. Do not look or insert a mirror inside while the system is on. A laser beam is invisible; if your eyes get exposed to it, there is a risk of losing your eyesight.

!Elevated Operating Ambient Temperature – If installed in a closed or multi-unitrack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the room ambient environment. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum rated ambient temperature of 89.6°F.

!Reduced air Flow – Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such that the amount of air flow required for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised.

!To prevent fires, and damage to rack equipment and supply wiring, make sure that the rated load of the power branch circuit is not exceeded. Equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern. For more information on installation and wiring of power-relatedfacilities, contact your electrician or local power company.

!To prevent electrical shock, connect all rack and rack support equipment to the same electrical circuit of the building wiring. If you are unsure, check the building wiring to avoid remote earth conditions.

!For safe operation, only connect the equipment to a building supply that is in accordance with current wiring regulations in your country. In the USA those wiring standards are regulated by Underwriter Laboratories (UL); in the U.K. by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, (IEE) and in Canada by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

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! WARNING

Some locations within the server have high voltage and therefore are very dangerous. To avoid risk of electric shock, turn off all server power and disconnect power cables before working inside the server unit.

The main power of your server is turned off by turning off the power source to the server or removing the power cable.

Before touching the parts in the server, wait for at least 10 to 15 seconds until residual voltage is discharged.

Safety Notices for Users Outside of the U.S.A. and Canada

!PELV (Protected Extra-LowVoltage) Integrity:To ensure the extra-low voltage integrity of the equipment, connect only equipment with mains-protected electricallycompatible circuits to the external ports.

!Remote Earths: To prevent electrical shock, connect all local (individual office) computers and computer support equipment to the same electrical circuit of the building wiring. If you are unsure, check the building wiring to avoid remote earth conditions.

!Earth Bonding: For safe operation, only connect the equipment to a building supply that is in accordance with current wiring regulations in your country. In the USA those wiring standards are regulated by Underwriter Laboratories (UL); in the U.K., by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, (IEE) and in Canada by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

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Care and Handling

Use the following guidelines to properly handle and care for your system.

Protect the system from extremely low or high temperatures. Let the system warm (or cool) to room temperature before using it.

Keep the system away from magnetic forces.

Keep the system dry. Do not wash the system with a wet cloth or pour fluid into it.

Protect the system from being bumped or dropped.

Check the system for condensation. If condensation exists, allow it to evaporate before powering on the system.

Keep the system away from dust, sand, and dirt.

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1

System Overview

!Overview

!System Features

!System Chassis

!System Functions

!Expansion

!Security

Overview

Your Express5800/1080Xd server is a modular, multiprocessing server based on the Intel® Itanium® 264-bitprocessor. The combination of Intel Itanium 2 architecture, along with your server’s innovative crossbar switch andhigh-speedmemory access technology, provides for massive power and scalability using the latest available operating systems. Your server is ideal forlarge-scaleapplications as well as compute intensive environments. Your server is conveniently housed in arack-mountcabinet (see Figure1-1).

Figure 1-1.Express5800/1080Xd Server

Advanced features of your Express5800/1080Xd server include:

!High-speedprocessing and high scalability

High-speedprocessing is realized through a combination of the new Intel CPU and NEC crossbar switch andhigh-speedmemory access technologies. In addition to support for up to 8 CPUs, the server employs the advancedPCI-Xbus to connect peripheral and network devices and can be configured with up to 26 I/O slots, demonstrating the high scalability ideal forlarge-scaleconfigurations.

!Partitioning functionality for flexible system operation

Your server can be partitioned at the hardware level, enabling each subsystem to operate as an independent computer system. It is possible to divide an 8 CPU system configuration into two subsystems, each of which has 4 CPUs, and let them each operate separately. In this way, it’s possible to allocate processor capacity according to workload status, resulting in flexible system operation and guaranteed security.

!High reliability and availability

Many hardware components allow redundancy, and the CPU/memory cell board and I/O card hardware are hot-swapcompliant. Easy system recovery is possible even at the time of failure.

1-2System Overview

System Features

Your system features the following major components:

!Quad high-performanceIntel® Itanium® 264-bit1.3GHz/3MB or 1.5GHz/6MB processors per CellV Board.

!Up to two CELLV Boards, each supporting the installation of up to 4 CPUs (Intel Itanium 2 processors) for a total of 8 CPUs in the system.

Each CELLV Board has 16 DIMM sockets and supports from 4 GB (using four 1-GBDIMMs) to 16 GB (using sixteen1-GBDIMMs) of ECC SDRAM fourway interleaved memory.

!Core Module that includes:

Interface to connect with the optional PCIX Unit (1.6G interface)

Twelve PCI-Xexpansion slots foradd-inboards. A Basic I/O Board and VGA card are installed in two of thePCI-Xexpansion slots. The Core Module includes eight64-bit/66-MHzhot-swapPCI-Xslots and four64-bit/133-MHzhot-swapPCI-Xslots.

Two USB interface ports, two IDE interface ports, Mouse interface and Keyboard interface ports.

ATI RAGE XL Video Graphics Array (VGA) controller with 8MB of video memory (VRAM)

DVD-ROMunit

Bay for an optional DAT drive or optional USB FDD unit

Four hot-swapSCSI hard disk drive bays accessible from the front of the chassis; each drive bay can contain a36-GB,73-GB,or146-GBSCSI hard disk drive.

!Intelligent Service Processor-Clock(iSP-C)Board which provides diagnostic functions and clock distribution.

!Hot-swapSCSI disk drive backplane; a failed drive can be removed and replaced with a new drive without system power being turned off (if software mirror has been configured).

!Hardware monitors (temperature, fans, and voltage) and software monitors to indicate failures.

!The main chassis supports three power supply modules. Only two of the modules are required to power the system. The additional power supply module provides hot-swappableredundant power (i.e., the system will continue to operate with a single power supply failure). With three power modules installed, one power module can be easily removed or installed from the front of the chassis without turning the system power off.

System Overview 1-3

!Ten fan modules are located throughout the system. Any fan module can easily be removed and installed, without powering down the system.

!Optional PCIX Unit in two versions, Base Unit and Core Unit:

14 PCI-Xexpansion slots in a Base Unit model

12 PCI-Xexpansion slots, a Basic I/O Board with 2 USB, 2 IDE, and 1 Keyboard interfaces, a VGA card with an analog interface, and a

DVD-ROMunit in a Core Unit model to allow a second bootable partition.

Bay for an optional DAT or optional USB FDD unit

Six hot-swapSCSI hard disk drive bays for up to 6 hard drives.

See Appendix A, “Technical Specifications,” for a list of system specifications.

1-4System Overview

System Chassis

The following figures show the external and internal server features.

Front View

Figure 1-2shows the front system features (front door and covers are not shown in the figure).

A

M

B

C

L

D

K

E

J

F

I

G

H

A

AC Power Switch

H

PCIX Power Unit with Two

 

 

 

Power Supplies (optional)

B

AC Power Switches for

I

Base or Core PCIX Unit

 

Optional Power Supply

 

(optional)

 

Modules

 

 

C

Filler Panels

J

1080Xd Main Chassis

D

Power/Status LEDs

K

Main Chassis Power Supply

 

 

 

Modules

E

Bay for optional DAT Tape

L

DVD-ROMDrive

 

Drive or USB FDD

 

 

F

Hard Disk Drive Bays

M

Emergency AC Power Switch

 

 

 

(for optional PCIX Unit)

G

Cell Cooling Fans

 

 

Figure 1-2Front View

System Overview 1-5

Top View

Figure 1-3shows the components within the Main Chassis.

D E

C

F

B

A

A

DVD ROM Drive

D

Core Module Ejector

B

Power Supply Modules (3)

E

PCI-XExpansion Slots

C

Core Module Fans

F

Hard Disk Drive Fans

Figure 1-3.Main Chassis

1-6System Overview