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U s e r ’ s G u i d e

 

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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-X Core 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-ROM Drive.............................................................................................

2-19

 

Inserting a Disc in the DVD-ROM Drive....................................................................

2-19

 

Removing a Disc from the DVD-ROM Drive.............................................................

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-ROM Drive ..............................................................................................................

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-ROM drive 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 press ENTER.

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

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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.

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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-ROM drive 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-unit rack 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-related facilities, 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-Low Voltage) 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® 2 64-bit processor. The combination of Intel Itanium 2 architecture, along with your server’s innovative crossbar switch and high-speed memory access technology, provides for massive power and scalability using the latest available operating systems. Your server is ideal for large-scale applications as well as compute intensive environments. Your server is conveniently housed in a rack-mount cabinet (see Figure 1-1).

Figure 1-1. Express5800/1080Xd Server

Advanced features of your Express5800/1080Xd server include:

!High-speed processing and high scalability

High-speed processing is realized through a combination of the new Intel CPU and NEC crossbar switch and high-speed memory access technologies. In addition to support for up to 8 CPUs, the server employs the advanced PCI-X bus to connect peripheral and network devices and can be configured with up to 26 I/O slots, demonstrating the high scalability ideal for large-scale configurations.

!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-swap compliant. Easy system recovery is possible even at the time of failure.

1-2 System Overview

System Features

Your system features the following major components:

!Quad high-performance Intel® Itanium® 2 64-bit 1.3GHz/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-GB DIMMs) to 16 GB (using sixteen 1-GB DIMMs) of ECC SDRAM fourway interleaved memory.

!Core Module that includes:

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

Twelve PCI-X expansion slots for add-in boards. A Basic I/O Board and VGA card are installed in two of the PCI-X expansion slots. The Core Module includes eight 64-bit/66-MHz hot-swap PCI-X slots and four 64-bit/133-MHz hot-swap PCI-X slots.

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-ROM unit

Bay for an optional DAT drive or optional USB FDD unit

Four hot-swap SCSI hard disk drive bays accessible from the front of the chassis; each drive bay can contain a 36-GB, 73-GB, or 146-GB SCSI hard disk drive.

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

!Hot-swap SCSI 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-swappable redundant 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-X expansion slots in a Base Unit model

12 PCI-X expansion 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-ROM unit in a Core Unit model to allow a second bootable partition.

Bay for an optional DAT or optional USB FDD unit

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

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

1-4 System Overview

System Chassis

The following figures show the external and internal server features.

Front View

Figure 1-2 shows 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-ROM Drive

 

Drive or USB FDD

 

 

F

Hard Disk Drive Bays

M

Emergency AC Power Switch

 

 

 

(for optional PCIX Unit)

G

Cell Cooling Fans

 

 

Figure 1-2 Front View

System Overview 1-5

Top View

Figure 1-3 shows 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-X Expansion Slots

C

Core Module Fans

F

Hard Disk Drive Fans

Figure 1-3. Main Chassis

1-6 System Overview

Right Side View

Figure 1-4 shows the system right side features.

B

A

 

C

 

D

E

 

Figure 1-4. 1080Xd Right Side View

A

Service Processor and

D

Cell #0 Board

 

Clock (ISP-C)

 

 

 

B

1080Xd Main Chassis

E

Cabinet

 

C

Cell #3 Board

 

 

 

System Overview 1-7

Internal View

Figure 1-5 shows internal views of CELLV Board features.

D

Side A

C

A

B

Side B

G

 

 

E

F

A

CPU Slot #1

E

CPU Slot #2

B

CPU Slot #3

F

CPU Slot #0

C

DIMM Slots

G

Power Pods

D

Power Pods

 

 

Figure 1-5. CELLV Board

1-8 System Overview

Main Components

The following sections provide information about the components in the main chassis.

Itanium 2 Processors

Depending on system configuration, your system includes four or eight Intel Itanium 2 64-bit 1.3-GHz/3-MB or 1.5-GHz/6.0-MB processors. Four Intel Itanium 2 processors are installed within one CELLV board. See Figure 1-5. A second CELLV board has an additional four Intel Itanium 2 processors. All processors installed in your system must be of identical bus and core speed.

System Memory

Each CELLV board in your system contains sixteen 168-pin DIMM sockets.

See Figure 1-5. Memory DIMMs must be populated four at a time with 1-GB ECC SDRAM DIMMs. Depending on the number of DIMMs installed, your system may include from 4 GB up to a maximum of 32 GB of memory using 1-GB DIMMs.

PCI-X Core Module

The server’s expansion capabilities meet the needs of file and application servers for high performance I/O by providing twelve hot-swap PCI-X expansion slots within the Core Module. The Core Module consists of a CrossBar Controller (XBC) and an I/O Router (IOR). The Core Module can be connected with up to two CELLV Boards, to control data transfers between the CELLV Boards.

The Core Module includes five full-length and three half-length 64-bit/66-MHz hotswap PCI-X slots and three full-length and one half-length 64-bit/133-MHz hot-swap PCI-X slots. The PCI-X slots allow PCI-X boards to be installed or removed while the server is powered on (if the operating system supports the Hot Plug PCI function). A Basic I/O Board to support standard I/O interface and a video VGA controller board are installed in the Core Module. The Basic I/O Board and video VGA board are not hotswappable.

Note: Your operating system must support the Hot Plug PCI function.

A DVD-ROM drive is installed in the Core Module as standard equipment. Optionally, a DAT tape drive or USB FDD and up to 4 disk storage hard disk drives may be added to the Core Module. See Figure 1-2.

System Overview 1-9

Service Processor Board

The Service Processor Board (iSP-C Board) controls power and monitors status of all components (see Figure 1-4). The board uses a PowerPC chip as the processor for iSP-C, memory, LAN, serial interface, and clock distribution functionality. The Service Processor Board performs initialization of the system, RAS functions, diagnostic functions, failure management of the system, and clock generation and distribution.

Power/Status LEDs

Three LEDs are visible on the front of the server system cabinet (see Figure 1-2):

!AC

!DC

!Status.

See Table 1-1 for a description of the LEDs.

Table 1-1. Power/Status LEDs

LED

LED State

 

Description

AC

Green

On

AC power on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

AC power off.

 

 

 

 

DC

Green

On

DC power on (lights when DC48V is supplied).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

DC power off.

 

 

 

 

Status LED

Green

On

OS ready (one node or more).

 

 

 

 

 

Amber

On

System is in Maintenance mode (execution of the SP “cm”

 

 

 

command).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

Failure or offline state.

 

 

 

 

System Functions

The following subsections describe select system functions.

Partitioning

If your system includes two CELLV Boards and an optional core PCIX expansion unit, your server may be partitioned at the hardware level into two distinct subsystems, enabling each subsystem to operate as an independent computer system, each with its own operating system.

It is possible to divide the eight-CPU system into two subsystems, each of which has four CPUs, and let them each function separately. In this way it’s possible to allocate processor capacity according to workload status, resulting in flexible system operation.

Each partition is physically isolated by the hardware settings; a software error does not affect the other partitions. Thus the system can maintain high security.

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Each partition consists of a CELLV Board and a core PCIX unit. Multiple OS instances can run on different partitions independently. If a partition has at least one PCIX unit with basic I/O, the CELLV Boards and the PCIX units can be flexibly assigned to any partition.

The Service Processor manages the partitioning settings and configuration changes.

Chipset and Crossbar Switch

NEC developed a high-performance chipset and crossbar switch that is based on supercomputer mainframe technology. The crossbar switch connects the CELLV boards. The crossbar switch has a low latency as well as high data bandwidth. While comprising Cache Coherent Non-Uniform Memory Access (cc-NUMA) architecture, the system employs the chipset and crossbar switch technology in achieving near uniform high-speed memory access.

Server Management

The Service Processor supports many management functions compatible to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI).

The system supports the following ACPI features:

!Configuration information tables interface from a platform.

!Software power off controls, etc.

The Service Processor also works as a management controller defined in IPMI. It supports the following IPMI features.

!Provides Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) information to System Management Services (SMS) running on the operating system.

!Monitors system power, fan speed, and temperature conditions.

!Monitors stall occurrences during the power-up sequence, OS loading, and normal running using a watchdog timer, etc.

The Service Processor provides the following management features:

!Error handling (error monitoring, logging, diagnostics, and reporting)

!System reset

!System configuration management

!Firmware update, etc.

The SMS running on a PC can control the above functions using the Service Processor’s system management LAN port, which can support TELNET, FTP, and SNMP protocol. With the combination of the Service Processor and the SystemGlobe/GlobalMaster software, the Express 5800/1080Xd supports automatic reconfiguration of partitions based on the conditions pre-defined in the SystemGlobe/GlobalMaster.

System Overview 1-11

Expansion

The Express5800/1080Xd server can be expanded by adding:

!Memory

!I/O boards

!Disk drives

!PCIX Expansion Unit.

See Figure 1-6 for a diagram of the Express5800/1080Xd system configuration. See the following sections for a description of system expansion capabilities.

I t ani um2

Standard: one CELLV Board with 4 CPUs (Itanium 2); a second CELLV Board with 4 CPUs (Itanium2)

4 GB memory upgrade (using 1-GB DIMMs)

Up to 4 sets of the above memory per CELLV Board or up to 16 GB can be installed

per board.

Core Module

 

 

 

 

DVD-ROM drive

 

 

 

DVD-ROM/

 

 

 

CD-ROM

 

SP Console

 

Magnetic tape

RS232C

(Standard)

N

DD4 or

( Consol e)

 

USB FDD

 

 

E

 

 

C

(Optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Server Management

 

 

Ethernet cable

LAN Interface

 

 

 

 

 

10/ 100BASETX

 

Up to 4 HDDs (Disk Storage) can be

Optional PCIX Unit

 

 

installed.

 

1.6G cable

 

 

 

DVD-ROM drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD-ROM/

 

 

1. 6G

CD-ROM

 

 

E

Magnetic tape

 

 

DD4 or

 

 

N

 

 

 

C

USB FDD

 

 

 

(Optional)

Figure 1-6. Express5800/1080Xd System Configuration

1-12 System Overview

! CAUTION

Contact qualified personnel, such as your System Administrator or an NEC Technician, for adding or removing server components.

CELLV Board

Each CELLV Board supports:

!4 Intel Itanium 2 processors

!16 DIMMs.

The system supports 2 CELLV Boards for a total of eight Itanium 2 processors and up to 32 DIMMs.

CPUs

Each CELLV Board supports 4 Itanium 2 processors. The system supports the following processor types:

!Intel Itanium 2 1.3GHz/3MB of level 3 cache

!Intel Itanium 2 1.5GHz/6MB of level 3 cache

The same type processor must be used in the system. The two types cannot be mixed within a single system.

Memory

Each CELLV Board supports up to 16 DIMMs in the following configurations:

!Memory must be installed in groups of 4 DIMMs of the same capacity.

!Memory capacity can vary between different groups

!At least one group of four DIMMs is required in the system.

!Each CELLV Board supports up to 4 groups of 4 DIMMs.

!A memory group currently includes a group of four 1-GB DDR DIMMs for total capacity of 4 GB in a group.

!Maximum memory capacity using currently available 1-GB DIMMs is 16 GB per CELLV board or 32 GB on two CELLV boards.

For detailed memory configuration information, see Appendix B. in this guide.

Optional PCIX Unit

A PCIX Unit can be added and connected to the Main Chassis. The PCIX Unit connects to the Core Module via a 1.6-GB interface cable (dedicated cable for connecting the unit).

A PCIX Unit requires a Power Bay Unit. Up to six Distributed Power Supply (DPS) modules can be installed in a Power Bay Unit.

System Overview 1-13

Peripheral Devices

Disk drives can connect to a SCSI board, and ATA devices can connect to the Basic I/O Board. You can also connect peripheral devices via PCI cards installed in the optional PCIX Unit.

Security

To help prevent unauthorized entry or use of the system, the server provides the following security features:

!Locked areas require a security key for entry. Locked areas include the rear chassis door and drive bay units.

!The BIOS Setup utility provides user and administrative password security, protecting the system from unauthorized operation.

!Console operation requires the entry of login authentication with a login account and password.

1-14 System Overview

2

System Operation

!Setting Up the Server

!Starting Up the System

!Shutting Down the System

!Rebooting the System

!Booting the OS

!Using the DVD-ROM Drive

!Using an Optional Tape Drive

Setting Up the Server

Use the following procedure to set up the server.

Note: See Chapter 1 of this user’s guide to become familiar with server features, such as the location of system switches, indicators, and main chassis components.

1.Check that the server has been installed as described in the

Express5800/1080Xd/1160Xd/1320Xd Site Preparation Guide and Express5800/1080Xd Installation Procedures. This server requires installation by qualified personnel such as an NEC technician and system administrator.

2.Make sure that any optional components other than I/O cards or boards, have been installed by an NEC technician.

If you have an I/O card or board to install, install it now (see Chapter 5, “I/O Board Installation”).

3.Unlock the rear door of the server with the security key. Open the door by lifting the handle and turning it clockwise (see Figure 2-1).

Server cable connectors for system setup are located at the rear of the server.

B

A

ALift Handle

BTurn Clockwise

Figure 2-1. Opening the Rear Server Door

2-2 System Operation

4.Locate the server LAN cable at the rear of the server cabinet. Connect a client PC to the server LAN connection.

Note: A LAN cable either comes already connected to the Service Processor board or it is connected by the NEC technician during the server installation.

5.Connect peripheral devices, such as a monitor, mouse, and keyboard, to the rear of the server. See Figure 2-2 for server connector locations.

A B

AVGA Monitor Connector

BMouse and Keyboard Connectors

Figure 2-2. Server Connector Locations

! CAUTION

When connecting a cable to an I/O board, be sure to leave enough cable free for sliding the main chassis or PCIX unit out of the cabinet. Route the cable so it does not get pinched or damaged.

Route the external device cables under the rear door frame and out of the way of the rear server door.

6. Close and lock the rear server door.

System Operation 2-3

Starting Up the System

Start up the server system as follows.

1.Make sure all external devices, such as the console, keyboard, and mouse have been connected, and the power cords are connected (see the previous section, “Setting Up the Server”).

2.Turn on the circuit breaker or main switch to the system power source.

Note: If the server power cord is connected to a power control unit such as an UPS (Uninterruptive Power Supply), make sure that the power control unit is powered on.

3.Power on the console and any other external devices.

4.At the rear of the server cabinet, turn on the AC power circuit breaker for the Main Chassis (see Figure 2-3), and if installed, for the optional PCIX Unit (see Figure 2-4).

A

A AC Power Circuit Breaker

Figure 2-3. Main Chassis AC Power Circuit Breaker

2-4 System Operation

A

A AC Power Circuit Breaker

Figure 2-4. PCIX Unit AC Power Circuit Breaker

5.On the front of the server cabinet, power on the AC POWER switch at the top of the system (see Figure 2-5).

A

A AC Power Switch

Figure 2-5. AC Power Switch

Note: If the AC-Link function has been enabled, following the AC power being turned on, and if the operating system has been installed, the system will automatically boot up the operating system without further intervention (refer to the description of the SU command in the Express5800/1080X Service Guide).

If the AC-Link function has not been enabled, then continue with this “Starting Up the System” procedure.

System Operation 2-5

6.Press Esc on the service processor (SP) keyboard. The iSP (service processor) login prompt appears.

7.Enter the login name spfw and password nec. (The login name and password are default values.) The iSP Main Menu screen appears (see Figure 2-6).

8.At the iSPyz prompt, enter the iSP command s to enter the SP command mode.

9.Press Esc.

Integrated Service Processor.

Cabinet-ID:xx, Location:y, State:ssssss

iSP login: spfw<ENTER>

iSP password: xxxxxxxx<ENTER>

Copyright (C) 2002 NEC Corporation, All Rights Reserved. Welcome to Integrated Service Processor.

iSP FW version : 01.00 generated on 01/31/2002 19:20:33

iSP MAIN MENU

0)OS(BIOS) serial console of partition#0 (INITIALIZING)

1)OS(BIOS) serial console of partition#1 (RUNNING) V) Virtual System Operator Panel

S) iSP commands E) Exit

iSPyz> s

 

***** SP Command Mode

****

***** enter ESC to do the command input effectively

*****

***** enter CTRL+B to quit

*****

iSPyz:--->

 

Figure 2-6. SP Console Screen – SP Firmware Activated

2-6 System Operation

10.Enter up on the SP console to bring up the specified partitions (see Figure 2-7).

The service processor turns on power to the specified partitions, initializes the hardware, and hands off the control to the BIOS. The BIOS boots the operating system.

iSPyz:---> up<ENTER>

This command will bring up the specified partition.

Enter partition number (0-7/all/CR=exit) : all<ENTER>

Execute OK? (y/[n]) y<ENTER>

UP command was accepted. All partitions will run soon.

[iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 0 : power on sequence started. [iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 1 : power on sequence started.

:

[iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 1 : power on sequence completed normally.

:

[iSPys:INFO.ccc] partition 1 : handed off the control to BIOS.

Figure 2-7. System Startup Screen

System Operation 2-7

Shutting Down the System

Shut down the system as follows.

1. Select a method to shut down the system:

Note: If supported by your operating system, Windows Shut Down is the recommended method of shutting down the system.

!Recommended shutdown – Windows Shut Down

(if supported by the operating system):

Shut down the operating system (OS). The related partition(s) automatically shutdown and power off (see Figure 2-8).

!Shutdown using the DN command.

Enter dn on the SP console to shut down the system. If software is not running, this command powers off the selected partition(s)

(see Figure 2-9).

!Shutdown system power using the DF command:

Enter df on the SP console to force a shut down of the system (see Figure 2-10). This power shutdown method forces a partition shutdown without prior warning to the operating system.

! CAUTION

This SP df command turns off system power regardless of OS or BIOS operation and without notifying either. This command corresponds to a power button override function of a system with a physical power button.

[iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 0 : power off sequence started.

:

:

:

[iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 0 : power off sequence completed normally.

Figure 2-8. OS Shut Down Screen

2-8 System Operation

iSPyz:---> dn<ENTER>

System power will be turned off if the software (OS) is NOT running.

Only power button interrupt will be generated if the software (OS) is running.

If you want to turn off the system power in any system state, use DF command.

Enter partition number (0-7/all/CR=exit) : all<ENTER> Execute OK? (y/[n]) y<ENTER>

DN command was accepted. System power of all partitions will be turned off or power button interrupt will be generated soon.

[iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 0 : power button interrupt. [iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 1 : power off sequence started.

:

[iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 1 : power off sequence completed normally.

Figure 2-9. DN Command Power Shut Down Screen

iSPyz:---> df<ENTER>

CAUTION: System power will be turned off without any notice to the softwares even if they are running.

Enter partition number (0-7/all/CR=exit) : all<ENTER> Execute OK? (y/[n]) y<ENTER>

DF command was accepted. System power of all partitions will be turned off soon.

[iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 0 : power off sequence started. [iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 1 : power off sequence started.

:

:

:

[iSPyz:INFO.ccc] partition 1 : power off sequence completed normally.

Figure 2-10. DF Command Power Shut Down Screen

2.Check that the DC power is off. The SP console displays a “power off” message (see Figures 2-8, 2-9, and 2-10).

This is a normal system “power off.” For a complete system power off, perform the following steps.

Note: The following steps perform a “complete system power off.” A “complete power off” is not normally performed.

System Operation 2-9

3.Power off the console.

4.Turn off AC power to the system:

!At the top front of the system cabinet, press the AC power switch.

!At the rear of the system, power off the circuit breaker to the optional PCIX Unit, if installed.

!At the rear of the system, power off the circuit breaker to the Main Chassis.

5.Power off peripheral devices not powered by the server.

6.Power off the main circuit breaker or power distribution board.

Note: If the server power cord is connected to a power control unit such as an UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), refer to the UPS user's guide for proper power-off procedures.

Using Exception Procedures

The following sections describe exception procedures for restarting the system.

Note: For detailed information about SP commands, see “SP Command Reference” in Chapter 3.

Dump

Use the dump function to request the operating system to perform its memory dump process. You can select either to restart or not to restart using the operating system settings. To use the dump function, the system must be running the operating system.

To dump, enter dp at the SP command prompt.

Cold Reset

Use a cold reset to reset the entire system, including memory, when there is a hardware error condition.

Perform a cold reset as follows:

1.Stop the operating system.

2.Enter rs at the SP command prompt.

2-10 System Operation

Restart

Perform a system restart as follows:

1.Stop the operating system.

2.Enter pc at the SP command prompt.

Power On Reset

Perform a power on reset as follows:

1.Stop the operating system.

2.Enter dn at the SP command prompt. Check that the main chassis fans stop rotating.

3.Turn off AC power to the system:

!At the top front of the system cabinet, press the AC power switch.

!At the rear of the system, power off the circuit breaker to the optional PCIX Unit, if installed, and to the main chassis.

4.Wait 10 to 15 seconds to discharge residual voltage.

5.Turn on AC power to the system:

!At the rear of the server, power on the AC power circuit breaker to the main chassis, and if installed to the PCIX Unit.

!On the front top of the server cabinet, power on the AC power switch.

6.On the SP console, enter the login account and password.

7.On the SP console, enter up at the SP command prompt. The service processor turns on DC power and initializes the hardware. The BIOS boots the operating system.

System Operation 2-11

Booting the OS

The following sections include information about the EFI Boot Manager, EFI shell, shell commands, and booting the OS from the EFI shell.

OS Boot from Boot Manager

The EFI Boot Manager automatically starts after a BIOS bootup (see

Figure 2-11). From the EFI Boot Manager, you can choose to go to:

!EFI applications

!EFI shell prompt

!Boot maintenance menu.

EFI Boot Manager ver 1.10 [14.56]

Please select a boot option

Acpi(PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Ata(Primary,Master)/CDROM(Entry1)

Acpi(PNP0A03,1)/Pci(3|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig17FB0000)

EFI Shell [Built-in]

Boot option maintenance menu

Use the arrow keys to change settings

Figure 2-11. EFI Boot Manager Screen

OS Boot from the EFI Boot Manager

When the OS is installed, OS boot options are automatically registered in the EFI Boot Manager. You can select and boot the OS from the EFI Boot Manager.

Figure 2-12 shows an example of a boot path defined “Acpi(PNP0A03,0)/Pci(3|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig17FB0000)” as the OS boot disk.

To boot the OS from the EFI Boot Manager, select the boot path using arrow keys and press Enter.

2-12 System Operation

EFI Boot Manager ver 1.10 [14.56]

Please select a boot option

Acpi(PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Ata(Primary,Master)/CDROM(Entry1)

Acpi(PNP0A03,1)/Pci(3|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig17FB0000)

EFI Shell [Built-in]

Indicates OS Boot Disk

Boot option maintenance menu

Use the arrow keys to change settings

Figure 2-12. OS Boot from EFI Boot Manager Screen

EFI Shell

From the EFI Boot Manager, you can activate the EFI shell. Use the EFI shell to:

!Read the system file of the Boot device.

!Copy files.

When you select the EFI Shell from the EFI Boot Manager, the EFI Shell screen appears (see Figure 2-13).

Loading.: EFI Shell [Built-in]

EFI Shell version 1.10 [14.56]

Device mapping table

fs0 : Acpi(PNP0A03,3)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig0A7C0000) blk0 : Acpi(PNP0A03,3)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)

blk1 : Acpi(PNP0A03,3)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig0A7C0000) blk2 : Acpi(PNP0A03,3)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part2,Sig0A7C0000) blk3 : Acpi(PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Ata(Primary,Master)

Shell>

List of disk drives identified by the system

EFI shell prompt

Figure 2-13. EFI Shell Screen

System Operation 2-13

EFI Shell Commands

The following table lists and describes the shell commands in the EFI shell.

To execute an EFI shell command, enter the EFI shell command at the EFI shell prompt and press Enter.

Table 2-1. EFI Shell Commands

Command

 

Description

 

 

 

alias

alias [-d|-v|-b] [sname] [value]

Displays, creates, and deletes the alias

 

 

definition in the EFI Shell environment.

 

 

 

attrib

attrib [+a|-a] [+s|-s] [+h|-h] [+r|-r]

Displays and changes the attributes of the

 

[-b] [file ...] [directory ...]

file/directory.

 

 

 

bcfg

bcfg driver|boot [dump –v] [add

Displays and changes the configuration of

 

# file “desc”] [rm #] [mv # #]

the driver/boot.

 

 

 

break

break

Executes a debugger breakpoint.

 

 

 

cd

cd [path]

Displays and changes the current

 

 

directory.

 

 

 

child

child Handle

Displays the device tree under the handle.

 

 

 

cls

cls [color]

Clears the standard output.

 

 

 

comp

comp file1 file2

Compares the contents of the two files.

 

 

 

connect

connect [-r] Handle# |

Binds the driver to the device and starts

 

DeviceHandle# DriverHandle#

the driver.

 

 

 

cp

cp [-r] src [src ...] [dst]

Copies the file/directory.

 

 

 

date

date [mm/dd[yy]yy]

Displays and sets the date.

 

 

 

dblk

dblk device [Lba] [blocks]

Dumps the block device.

 

 

 

dh

dh [-p prot_id] [-b] | [handle]

Displays the handle in the EFI

 

 

environment.

 

 

 

disconnect

disconnect DeviceHandle#

Disconnects the device and the driver.

 

[DriverHandle# [ChildHandle#]]

 

 

| [-r]

 

 

 

 

Dmem

dmem [Address] [Size] [;MMIO]

Dumps memory.

 

 

 

dmpstore

dmpstore

Displays the NVRAM variable.

 

 

 

echo

echo [-on|-off]

Displays messages, or switches on/off

 

echo [message]

echo.

 

 

 

 

 

edit

edit [file]

Edits the ASCII/UNICODE file.

 

 

 

EfiCompress

EfiCompress [InFile] [OutFile]

Compresses the file.

 

 

 

EfiDecompress

EfiDecompress [InFile] [OutFile]

Decompresses the file.

 

 

 

err

err [ErrorLevel]

Displays and changes the error level.

 

 

 

exit

exit

Exit from the EFI Shell.

 

 

 

getmtc

getmtc

Displays the current counter value.

 

 

 

guid

guid [-b]

Displays the GUID in the EFI

 

 

environment.

 

 

 

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Table 2-1. EFI Shell Commands (continued)

Command

 

Description

help

help [-b] | [cmd]

Displays the help information.

 

 

 

hexedit

hexedit [[-f] FileName | [-d

Edits in hexadecimal mode.

 

DiskName Offset Size] | [-m

 

 

Offset Size]

 

 

 

 

load

load file [file ...]

Loads the EFI driver.

 

 

 

LoadPciRom

LoadPciRom [FileName]

Loads the PCI option ROM image from

 

 

the file.

 

 

 

ls

ls [-b] [-r] [-a [attrib]] [file]

Displays the directory/file list.

 

 

 

map

map [-r|-v|-d] [sname] [handle] [-

Displays and defines the mapping

 

b]

information.

 

 

 

memmap

memmap [-b]

Displays the memory map.

 

 

 

mkdir

mkdir dir [dir ...]

Creates a directory.

 

 

 

mm

mm Address [Width 1|2|4|8]

Displays and changes MEM/IO/PCI.

 

[;MMIO| ; MEM| ; IO | ;PCI]

 

 

[:Value] [-n]

 

 

 

 

mode

mode [row col]

Displays and changes the mode of the

 

 

console output device.

 

 

 

mount

mount BlkDevice [sname]

Mounts the file system on the block

 

 

device.

 

 

 

mv

mv src [src ...] [dst]

Moves the file/directory.

 

 

 

OpenInfo

OpenInfo Handle

Displays the protocol of the handle/agent.

 

 

 

pause

pause

Displays a message and waits for input.

 

 

 

pci

pci [Bus Dev [Func] [-i] [-s

Displays the configuration space of the

 

[Seg]]]

PCI device.

 

 

 

reset

reset [-w [string]]

Resets the system.

 

 

 

rm

rm [-q] file [file ...]

Deletes the file/directory.

 

rm [-q] directory [directory ...]

 

 

 

 

set

set [-d|-v|-b] [sname [value]]

Displays, creates, changes, and deletes

 

 

the EFI environment variable.

 

 

 

setsize

setsize newsize file

Sets the file size.

 

 

 

stall

stall microseconds

Stalls the processor in units of

 

 

microseconds.

 

 

 

time

time [hh:mm[:ss]]

Displays the current time or sets the time.

 

 

 

touch

touch [-r] filename

Sets the current date/time to the date/time

 

 

attribute of the file.

 

 

 

type

type [-a|-u] [-b] file [file ...]

Displays the content of the file.

 

 

 

unload

unload [-n] [-v] HandleIndex

Unloads the protocol image.

 

 

 

ver

ver

Displays the version information.

 

 

 

System Operation 2-15

OS Boot from EFI Shell

You can boot the OS from the EFI Boot Manager. You can also boot the OS by entering commands from the EFI Shell.

An example follows for booting the OS from the SCSI hard disk drive in a hardware configuration containing:

!IDE DVD-ROM (Master)

!SCSI HDD: OS boot disk

!External LAN card built into the Expansion PCI slot.

Note: Cards are available if they are supported by the application programs or OS.

1.Specify the file system. Change the current file system to the file system with the connected boot device by entering the device at the Shell prompt.

For the example in the following screen (see Figure 2-14), enter fs0: for the fs0 boot device.

Shell> map

Boot device

Device mapping table

 

fs0

: Acpi(PNP0A03,3)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig0A7C0000)

fs1

: Acpi(PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Ata(Primary,Master)/CDROM(Entry1)

blk0

: Acpi(PNP0A03,3)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)

 

blk1

: Acpi(PNP0A03,3)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig0A7C0000)

blk2

: Acpi(PNP0A03,3)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part2,Sig0A7C0000)

blk3

: Acpi(PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Ata(Primary,Master)

 

blk4

: Acpi(PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Ata(Primary,Master)/CDROM(Entry1)

Shell> fs0:

Enter fs0:

Figure 2-14. Specifying the File System on the Shell Screen

2.Change the current working directory to the directory in which the OS loader is stored.

For example, enter cd os and press Enter at the Fs0:\ prompt.

3.At the fs0:\os prompt, enter ls and press Enter to display a directory list of files (see the following Figure 2-15). The list includes the OS loader file name.

2-16 System Operation

4.Start the OS loader by entering the directory file name, in this example, setupldr.efi, at the fs0:\os prompt and press Enter.

fs0:\> cd os

 

 

 

fs0:\os> ls

 

 

 

Directory of fs0:\os

 

 

03/13/00

05:44p <DIR>

2,048 .

03/13/00

05:44p <DIR>

512 ..

12/22/99

00:58p

r

635,392 setupldr.efi

 

1

File

635,392 bytes

 

2

Dirs

2,560 bytes

fs0:\os> setupldr

Start OS Loader.

Figure 2-15. Starting the OS Loader from Shell

Notes for OS Installation

See the following notes requiring attention when installing the OS:

!Adding a SCSI card to a free slot and connecting a disk to the SCSI card after the OS installation, might change the numbering of the disk and prevent an OS boot from that disk.

!PCI12 slot is set to not run Option ROM BIOS as default. Running Option ROM BIOS on PCI12 slot requires changing the settings of the slot with BIOS setup before booting the OS.

EFI Device Path

Each device installed in the system is managed with an “EFI Device Path.” The following information describes EFI device paths.

See the following examples and Table 2-2 for device path formats for devices conforming to EDD3.0 specification:

Example: SCSI cards and disks installed on the PCI bus:

Acpi(PNP0A03, 1)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part1,SigFF050000)

Example: DVD-ROM device connected to the IDE Secondary channel:

Acpi(PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Ata(Secondary,Master)/CDROM(Entry1)

System Operation 2-17

Table 2-2. Formats Conforming to EDD3.0 Specification

Path Display

Description

Acpi(PNP0A03, X)

Indicates that the device is installed under the PCI host bus.

 

X: PCI host bus bridge number (starting with 0).

Pci(D|F)

Indicates PCI installation information of the device.

 

D: PCI device number (Device numbers 2 – 5 correspond to

 

slot numbers 1 – 4.)

 

F: PCI function number.

Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)

Installation location of the SCSI device (disk) connected to

 

the SCSI card.

HD(Part1,SigFF050000)

SCSI disk drive information.

 

 

See the following example and Table 2-3 for device path formats for devices that do NOT conform to EDD3.0 specification:

Example: SCSI cards and fixed disks installed on the PCI bus:

VenHw(Unknown Device:80)/HD(Part1,Sig6D5319DE)

Table 2-3. Formats for Devices Not Conforming to EDD3.0 Specification

Path Display

Description

VenHw(Unknown Device:80)

Example: The device does not conform to EDD3.0

 

specification.

 

80: a consecutive number (called a drive number) assigned

 

to the disk under the SCSI card by the system BIOS.

 

The drive numbers are as follows:

 

80 or higher: fixed disk drive

 

9F: DVD-ROM drive

HD(Part1,Sig6D5319DE)

SCSI disk drive information.

 

 

Checking Failure

When a failure is detected in the system, it can be checked in the Virtual System Operator Panel (SOP) on the SP console. Virtual SOP provides the following information:

!Partition configuration of the system

!Failure information.

For more information about Virtual SOP, see “Virtual SOP” in Chapter 3.

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Using the DVD-ROM Drive

A DVD-ROM drive comes standard in the Main Chassis.

The DVD-ROM drive supports DVD-ROM and CD-ROM media.

See the following sections for information about using DVD-ROM or CD-ROM discs in the DVD-ROM drive.

! WARNING

Take care when inserting and removing DVD-ROM media. To prevent injury, keep hands away from the tray when ejecting or inserting the tray.

Inserting a Disc in the DVD-ROM Drive

Insert a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM disc in the DVD-ROM drive as follows (see Figure 2-16).

1.Open the server door.

2.Press the Eject button on the DVD-ROM drive to eject the drive tray.

3.Place the disc on the tray, label facing up.

4.Press the Eject button on the DVD-ROM drive to insert the tray.

Removing a Disc from the DVD-ROM Drive

Remove a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM disc from the DVD-ROM drive as follows (see Figure 2-16)

1.Open the server door.

2.Check that the drive access LED (orange) is off.

3.Press the Eject button on the DVD-ROM drive to eject the tray.

4.Remove the disc.

5.Press the Eject button on the DVD-ROM drive to insert the tray.

System Operation 2-19

DVD-ROM Drive

DVD-ROM/CD-ROM

Eject Button

Tray

Figure 2-16. Inserting/Removing a DVD-ROM/CD-ROM Disc

Using an Optional Tape Drive

You can add an optional digital audio tape (DAT) drive to the Main chassis and to the PCIX Unit. See the following sections for information about:

!environmental DAT specifications

!DAT cartridge labels

!write protection

!cartridge insertion and removal.

Environmental DAT Specifications

The following information provides environmental conditions for using 4-mm digital audio tape in the DAT drive.

Operating Environment:

 

 

! Temperature:

41 to 89.6°F (5 to 32°C)

! Humidity:

20 to 60%, no condensation

! Maximum wet bulb humidity:

78.8°F (26°C)

Storage Enironment:

 

 

! Temperature:

41 to 113°F (5 to 45°C)

! Humidity:

20 to 80%, no condensation

! Maximum wet bulb humidity:

78.8°F (26°C)

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DAT Cartridge Labels

Use the following labeling information:

!Place labels securely on the DAT cartridge in the position shown in Figure 2-17. Be sure to write the start date of DAT cartridge use on the attached Index label.

!If you need to change the contents for the DAT, replace the label with a new one. (Do not erase the label contents.) Be sure to remove the old label before attaching the new label.

!If you use a label other than the specified INDEX label, be sure the label size is correct, the label can be easily replaced, and the label doesn’t leave adhesive after removal.

NEC

Figure 2-17. Digital Audio Tape Label Positions

Write Protection

You can protect written data on the audio digital tape from being erased. To protect the data, open the write protect slider on the label side of the digital audio tape cartridge (see Figure 2-18).

To write or overwrite data on the digital audio tape, close the write protect slider.

System Operation 2-21

Figure 2-18. Write Protection Slider on the DAT Cartridge

DAT Cartridge Insertion and Removal

Use the following information to insert and remove DAT cartridges (see Figure 2-19).

!To insert a DAT cartridge:

Hold the DAT cartridge horizontally, with the label side up, and insert it slowly into the drive until it is pulled into the drive.

!To remove a DAT cartridge:

Check that the access LED on the DAT drive is off (green). Press the eject button on the DAT drive and carefully remove the cartridge.

DAT Drive

Cover

 

Eject Button

DAT Cartridge

Figure 2-19. Inserting and Removing a DAT Cartridge

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