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Right Side View

Figure 1-4shows the system right side features.









Figure 1-4.1080Xd Right Side View


Service Processor and


Cell #0 Board


Clock (ISP-C)





1080Xd Main Chassis





Cell #3 Board




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Internal View

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


Side A




Side B







CPU Slot #1


CPU Slot #2


CPU Slot #3


CPU Slot #0


DIMM Slots


Power Pods


Power Pods



Figure 1-5.CELLV Board

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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-bit1.3-GHz/3-MBor1.5-GHz/6.0-MBprocessors. Four Intel Itanium 2 processors are installed within one CELLV board. See Figure1-5.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-pinDIMM sockets.

See Figure 1-5.Memory DIMMs must be populated four at a time with1-GBECC 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 using1-GBDIMMs.

PCI-XCore Module

The server’s expansion capabilities meet the needs of file and application servers for high performance I/O by providing twelve hot-swapPCI-Xexpansion 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-lengthand threehalf-length64-bit/66-MHzhotswapPCI-Xslots and threefull-lengthand onehalf-length64-bit/133-MHzhot-swapPCI-Xslots. ThePCI-Xslots allowPCI-Xboards 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-ROMdrive 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 Figure1-2.

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Service Processor Board

The Service Processor Board (iSP-CBoard) controls power and monitors status of all components (see Figure1-4).The board uses a PowerPC chip as the processor foriSP-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):




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

Table 1-1.Power/Status LEDs


LED State






AC power on.








AC power off.








DC power on (lights when DC48V is supplied).








DC power off.





Status LED



OS ready (one node or more).








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












Failure or offline state.





System Functions

The following subsections describe select system functions.


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-CPUsystem 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-performancechipset 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 CoherentNon-UniformMemory Access(cc-NUMA)architecture, the system employs the chipset and crossbar switch technology in achieving near uniformhigh-speedmemory 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-upsequence, 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-definedin the SystemGlobe/GlobalMaster.

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


!I/O boards

!Disk drives

!PCIX Expansion Unit.

See Figure 1-6for 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-GBDIMMs)

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

per board.

Core Module















SP Console


Magnetic tape




DD4 or

( Consol e)


















Server Management



Ethernet cable

LAN Interface






10/ 100BASETX


Up to 4 HDDs (Disk Storage) can be

Optional PCIX Unit





1.6G cable














1. 6G





Magnetic tape



DD4 or













Figure 1-6.Express5800/1080Xd System Configuration

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


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.


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.


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-GBDDR DIMMs for total capacity of 4 GB in a group.

!Maximum memory capacity using currently available 1-GBDIMMs 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-GBinterface 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.

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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.


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.

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System Operation

!Setting Up the Server

!Starting Up the System

!Shutting Down the System

!Rebooting the System

!Booting the OS

!Using the DVD-ROMDrive

!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.



ALift Handle

BTurn Clockwise

Figure 2-1.Opening the Rear Server Door

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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 2-2for server connector locations.


AVGA Monitor Connector

BMouse and Keyboard Connectors

Figure 2-2.Server Connector Locations


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.

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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 Figure2-4).


A AC Power Circuit Breaker

Figure 2-3.Main Chassis AC Power Circuit Breaker

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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 AC Power Switch

Figure 2-5.AC Power Switch

Note: If theAC-Linkfunction 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-Linkfunction has not been enabled, then continue with this “Starting Up the System” procedure.

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

7.Enter the login name spfw and passwordnec. (The login name and password are default values.) The iSP Main Menu screen appears (see Figure2-6).

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


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




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

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10.Enter up on the SP console to bring up the specified partitions (see Figure2-7).

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.


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

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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 Figure2-10).This power shutdown method forces a partition shutdown without prior warning to the operating system.


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

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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


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,and2-10).

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.

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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 properpower-offprocedures.

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.


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.

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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.

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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



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 2-12shows 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.

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